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Carbon tax news and analysis from The Nation
June 14, 2022
Letters From the June 27/July 4, 2022, Issue
The experience of evidence… The nuclear bandwagon…
May 2, 2022
The Climate Movement in Its Own Way
A straightforward “price on carbon” was once thought appealing to left and right alike. It is now abjured by both.
March 18, 2019
Congestion Pricing Is New York’s Green New Deal
Charging drivers in NYC could help fix the subways, fight climate change, and reduce inequality.
October 26, 2018
Big Oil Really Wants to Kill Washington’s Green New Deal
Will a record $28 million war chest sway Evergreen State voters?
June 2, 2017
How the States Can Still Fight Climate Change—Without the Federal Government
If states can raise taxes on socially detrimental substances like alcohol and tobacco, they can certainly do the same for greenhouse emissions.
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February 14, 2017
Progressives Need to Get Over Themselves and Support This GOP-Backed Carbon-Tax Plan
Purist objections scuttled Washington State’s market-friendly carbon tax plan in November. Let’s not let that happen at the national level.
November 4, 2016
The Carbon Tax on the Ballot in Washington State Is Not the Right Way to Deal With Global Warming
A revenue-neutral carbon tax simply cannot deliver the massive green-energy investments we all need.
November 3, 2016
Are Voters Getting Greenwashed at the Polls?
Contentious—and confusing—environmental issues are on the ballot in these states.
February 18, 2016
How the Super-Rich Can Kickstart the Green Economy
A surcharge on luxury consumption would curb emissions and help communities make the jump to clean energy.
January 20, 2016
While Global Temperatures Rise, the Poor Burn Faster
In order to rebalance the world’s ecology, we’ll have to rebalance its wealth.