A carbon tax wave? 7 states considering carbon pricing to fight climate change

by Marianne Lavelle, InsideClimate News

At least seven state governments are poised at the brink of putting a price on climate-warming carbon emissions within the next year. Some are considering new carbon taxes or fees. Others are making plans to join regional carbon markets.

The situation runs counter to the instant analysis of the November election, which focused on a defeat for carbon pricing in Washington state and discounted incremental progress across the board.

Overall, the midterm election results increased their odds for success, say activists and analysts who are watching for the next step in a policy realm where proposals have been many but commitments to act have been weak.

Read more: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28112018/state-carbon-pricing-tax-fee-climate-change-washington-oregon-new-jersey-virginia-hawaii-massachusetts-new-york?utm_source=InsideClimate+News&utm_campaign=555114f7c8-&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-555114f7c8-327824881

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