Environmental Politics, Politics

Environews: 2019: The year for a revenue-neutral carbon tax?

In the Utah State Legislature, Rep. Joel Briscoe (D-Salt Lake City) was overwhelmingly re-elected. He is drumming up public and political support for a bill to tax greenhouse gas pollution.

The non-partisan bill, based on an idea from the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, is revenue-neutral so that carbon taxes replace other taxes.  Briscoe introduced versions of the bill in both 2017 and 2018, and will try again in the 2019 General Session of the Utah Legislature that runs from January 28-March 14, 2019.