Analysis

Long-Shot Bill Tees Up Carbon Tax As Election Yardstick

By Keith Goldberg (July 23, 2018, 9:33 PM EDT) -- Federal carbon tax legislation introduced Monday by Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., is likely dead on arrival on Capitol Hill, but experts say the bill highlights growing support of the idea and could emerge as a key metric for voters assessing congressional candidates in this fall's midterm elections.

Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., proposed his MARKET CHOICE Act just days after the House passed a resolution condemning the concept of a carbon tax. (AP)

Curbelo, arguably the most prominent GOP climate hawk in Congress, proposed the so-called MARKET CHOICE Act, which would initially set a federal price of $24 per metric ton on...

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