Manik Roy’s Statement on Keeping a Carbon Tax on the Table

Statement of Manik Roy
Vice President of Strategic Outreach, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions

December 6, 2012

“Closing the door now on a revenue-neutral carbon tax swap would be a mistake. Our country faces huge fiscal challenges and can’t afford to take options for meeting those challenges off the table.

“One option would be to reduce taxes on things we want more of, like hard work and investment, and pay for those tax reductions with a tax on something we want less of: pollution.

“A revenue-neutral carbon tax swap could be designed to boost the economy, protect working families, and safeguard the environment.”

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