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July 15, 2012

A Republican icon puts his weight behind a tax on CO2 emissions

Evan Lehmann, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted 2012-07-15 11:08:47

Former Secretary of State George Shultz is preparing to promote a carbon tax, putting him in the company of a small cluster of Republican statesmen who are embracing efforts to reduce greenhouse gases that their party has rejected. Shultz, who spent nearly seven years in President Reagan’s Cabinet, says a carbon tax that returns its revenue to taxpayers and public programs could eventually be accepted by the Republican Party, despite its current hostile outlook on measures that reduce emissions. [ read more … ]

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