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Carbon tax news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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.
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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.
December 4, 2015
Why Are So Many Fossil-Fuel Companies Funding the Paris Climate Conference?
Polluters need to pay, not make decisions about the future of the planet.
September 2, 2015
Fossil-Fuel Executives Are Making Obscene Amounts of Money for Wrecking the Planet—and Their Own Companies
The kings of Big Coal are making off with millions, while their industry collapses.