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Despite Political Lift, Backers See Hill, Legal Advantages To Carbon Tax

October 22, 2020
Supporters of a carbon tax and others are citing key advantages of the policy in the courts and Capitol Hill even as they acknowledge challenges for such a measure under a potential Biden administration --including Democrats’ current focus on other climate policies and Republicans’ longtime allergy to carbon limits. Specifically, carbon tax supporters say it might be easier compared to other options to pass the plan in the Senate using budget “reconciliation” procedures not requiring 60 votes, and also say...