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The Petroleum Industry May Want a Carbon Tax, but Biden and Congressional Republicans are Not Necessarily Fans

March 9, 2021

CSSN scholar Matto Mildenberger weighs in on the political feasibility of carbon taxes in an article by Inside Climate News.

“[Carbon pricing]’s going to make consumer costs and policy costs extremely salient, extremely visible, and extremely prominent,” Mildenberger said. “And it’s going to take all the benefits and background them, make them sort of politically obscure, put them into the future, and sort of hide them. Most people would say that that’s a pretty bad way to design a policy, particularly a policy that might transform our economy.”