One day, the electric bus “had trouble getting up the National Life hill,” leaving several state employees stranded at work.
Reps. Ted Deutch, a Democrat, and Francis Rooney, a Republican, are planning to reintroduce a bill Thursday that would place a $15-per-ton tax on carbon emissions in 2019. The tax would rise by $10-a-year increments until it hits nearly $100 per ton.
If anyone ever bought the notion that a Vermont carbon tax would be “revenue neutral,” or, if passed as such, would stay that way for very long, this week’s Statehouse activities should put that fantasy to bed for good.
The researchers were asked directly, and admitted forthrightly, that they did not consider administrative costs when calculating the impact of the tax.
Notice anything interesting about this lineup? These groups are the carbon tax spearhead in Vermont. They’ve worked furiously for four years to peddle the carbon tax, the ESSEX Plan, and numerous variations.
Here two takes on a carbon tax from two very different Vermonters. It’s hard to argue with either of these guys.
“Two employees of SunCommon, the VPIRG for-profit spin-off that feeds on renewable energy subsidies, plus the wife of the company’s president now serve in the Vermont House.”
Dozens of protesters wearing yellow vests showed up at the Statehouse on day-one of the 2019 legislative session to tell lawmakers that a carbon tax should not be on the agenda.
Vermont, with the second-smallest population, is the greenest state. Even if you accept the most dire claims of the climate alarmists, a carbon tax imposed on Vermont would not have any significant or even measurable impact on our climate. It would be symbolic.
As yellow-vested opponents of carbon taxation plan a Jan. 9 rally at the Statehouse, at least three different types of government carbon pricing are being considered.
On Dec. 20, the Scott administration announced that it was taking part in a year-long nine-state coalition to “combat greenhouse gas emissions caused by cars and other transportation uses.”