In this State Headliners, the power grid chief is set to back a carbon tax, and feds approve Vermont Yankee sale.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates endorsed a Washington state proposal to implement a fee on carbon emissions Tuesday as environmentalists try to build popular support in the state to take action to cut emissions from fossil fuels.
The consultant picked for a Vermont carbon study says a U.S. carbon tax wouldn’t be a job killer with only 480,000 lost jobs. Also, the state may force a zero-emissions hydro dam to close, and Amtrak may leave due to safety concerns.
Incumbent state Reps. Brian Keefe and Cynthia Browning and challenger Kathleen James worked to underscore what sets them apart from each other in a forum held Monday night at Burr and Burton Academy’s Riley Center for the Arts.
Analysts generally agree that the ESSEX Plan carbon tax will burden Vermonters who need to travel and heat their homes, but a new study from the Ethan Allen Institute finally reveals how much.
All nine types of conservatives have nothing to gain and a lot to lose under ESSEX. For that matter, many moderates and progressives concerned about the impact of ESSEX on poor Vermonters are likely to reject this carbon tax when they see its economic costs.
As Californians prepare to vote on Proposition 6, a ballot measure that would undo the gas tax hike enacted by Gov. Jerry Brown last year, a Republican member of Congress is pushing a national proposal that would counteract the benefits of Prop. 6’s approval by driving up gas prices and other energy costs.
The Curbelo carbon tax bill would avert warming of less than three hundredths of a degree Centigrade by 2050. That means the bill’s maximum climate impact is literally undetectable.
Let us work to make sure our neighbors are aware of how devastating a carbon tax has been for Canada, so that Vermonters do not have the expend so much energy in repealing our own carbon tax.
During a debate on VPR between the four Democratic candidates who will appear on that party’s Aug. 14th primary ballot, all stated support for placing a new carbon tax on Vermonters.
What followed was a bizarre debate between the host and the candidate over language as Hallquist steadfastly refused to call the carbon tax a tax. “You’ve got to be careful — I think using the word “tax”… becomes inflammatory,” said Hallquist.