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By Robert Rapier on Sep 28, 2007 with no responses

Dingell’s Got the Right Idea

In case you hadn’t heard, Representative John Dingell of Michigan is proposing a carbon tax. He is inviting the public to comment: Summary of Draft Carbon Tax Legislation Some have suggested that he isn’t really sincere on the matter. Here is the New York Times’ take: What Is John Dingell Really Up To? A tax on carbon emissions, covering everything from gasoline to electricity use, is the climate solution that economists and environmentalists have long dreamed of because it’s probably the most powerful, least bureaucratic way to discourage pollution. It has been favored by everyone from Al Gore to Alan Greenspan — everyone, it seems, except a single elected official of any significance. Until Mr. Dingell came along. For understandable… Continue»