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Can Taxing Pollution Pay For Infrastructure Improvements?

Can Taxing Pollution Pay For Infrastructure Improvements?

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By PATRICK SKAHILL • NOV 29, 2017

Rebuilding America’s infrastructure is an idea lots of politicians embrace. But how to pay for it can be tricky. Now, one Connecticut congressman is suggesting a possible solution: taxing pollution.

It’s called a carbon tax. And Democrat John Larson wants to use it to pay for a $1 trillion infrastructure program he’s pushing in the House.

“I think that anyone who looks at the revenue that a carbon tax can bring in -- and then how you apply that revenue -- can readily see solutions that everybody can get their arms around,” Larson said... FULL ARTICLE

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