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Chamber Gas Tax Plan Could Serve As Scaled-Back Carbon Tax, Experts Say

February 09, 2018
A proposal by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to increase the federal gas tax by 25 cents per gallon over five years to fund infrastructure could function as a version of a carbon tax on the transportation sector, experts say, because it would spur people to drive less and ultimately reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Jan. 18 proposal to increase the gas tax by 5 cents annually over five years is “the simplest, fairest and most effective way to raise...

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