Libertarian Candidate Endorses a Carbon Fee
Gary Johnson has put his weight behind
In an interview in Alaska, Gary Johnson endorsed the idea of a fee on carbon emissions.
Here’s what he had to say, according to E&E News:
“Johnson described his “free market approach” to global warming to the Juneau Empire in an interview published this weekend. He said his plan would include a fee, “not a tax,” placed on carbon, according to the newspaper.”
Just by coincidence, I blogged earlier today about a small government approach to a carbon fee. We don’t know the details, and Johnson’s idea may look more like a straightforward carbon tax.
It’s very promising that Johnson has taken this step. Many Republicans, discontented with Trump, have been considering Johnson. Maybe his position will help make the idea of a carbon tax a little less unthinkable politically.
Dan Farber has written and taught on environmental and constitutional law as well as about contracts, jurisprudence and legislation. Currently at Berkeley Law, he has al…READ more