Dec. 16 — A clear majority of Americans, and about half of all Republicans, would support a carbon tax if it meant taxes were reduced elsewhere, according to a new survey.
Those findings stand at odds with much of the rhetoric from Republican politicians, whose party line explicitly opposes charging fossil fuel companies a fee for damaging the environment.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.