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Carbon Tax Swap for Climate Rules Could Be Bridge Too Far

Nov. 2, 2018, 5:46 PM

It’s an offer that carbon tax backers say could bring reluctant Republicans and industry aboard and grow the economy to boot: Congress agrees to revoke the climate authority of the EPA and other federal agencies to get a carbon tax signed into law.

But some environmental groups—which are battling to protect Obama-era Environmental Protection Agency power plant carbon limits and CAFE vehicle emissions rules from being rolled back by President Donald Trump—say that is too high a price for getting a carbon tax.

“Our view is that we need all the tools in the toolbox” to cut ...

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