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Subject:  White House on carbon tax Date:  1/24/2013  6:41 AM
Author:  DrBob2 Number:  40415 of 88865

Carney rejects carbon tax proposal
http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/23/carney-rejects-carbon-tax-...
White House spokesman Jay Carney Jan. 23 deflated environmentalists’ hope of a major federal program to counter climate change, by declaring that the “we have no intention of proposing a carbon tax.”....

On Jan 9, Vermont’s Sen. Bernie Saunders introduced a bill that would levy a tax on companies that generate carbon dioxide. The bill is unlikely to pass, partly because economists argue it would further burden the nation’s slow growing economy....

“I think the President has long supported congressional action on climate change,” Carney said Jan. 22. But “he looks at [climate control] in a more holistic way, and he will move forward in implementing some of the [regulatory and spending] actions that he took in the first term,” he said.

DB2
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