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Why the U.S. doesn’t have a carbon tax

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Emissions spew from a large stack at the coal fired Brandon Shores Power Plant, on March 9, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD - MARCH 09: Emissions spew from a large stack at the coal fired Brandon Shores Power Plant, on March 9, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. Last year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), announced that it would repeal President Obama's policy on curbing greenhouse gas emissions from coal fired power plants. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Mark Wilson via Getty Images

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A Warmer World

If a carbon tax helps lower emissions, why doesn't the U.S. have one?

by Andy Uhler Oct 29, 2021
The tax has been a contentious topic among Washington lawmakers, but the U.S. is behind industrialized nations in not having one in place.

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