EPA quietly pushes expensive carbon tax

Posted on AllSides November 22nd, 2022
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The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a significant increase in the social cost of carbon emissions. 

Policymakers use the social cost of carbon to calculate economic damages associated with a rise in greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels. 

Federal agencies under the Biden administration have been using a value of $51 per metric ton of CO2 – which in itself was a steep climb from the Trump administration’s $1 per metric ton. 

Now the EPA is proposing to go even higher, at $190 per metric ton. Among other effects, raising this cost is likely...

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