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States Seeing Rash Of Bills To Tax Carbon Emissions

Law360 (February 20, 2018, 8:32 PM EST) -- Taxing carbon products and emissions is a long-cherished goal of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, and he has proposals to do so again this year. This time, however, he is far from alone as 10 states have released bills to combat climate change and raise revenue by using the tax system.

These states have 30 different bills — some to levy a direct carbon tax, some to consider a cap-and-trade system and others to form commissions to study the issue.

According to MultiState Associates, a government relations firm that closely tracks state legislation, New York, Vermont, Maryland, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Rhode Island...

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