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Why are the billionaires laughing?

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Carbon Taxes Are a Fossil Fuel-Enabling Scam

WASHINGTON -

Reports today indicate that Senate Democrats are considering including a carbon tax, or some type of carbon pricing plan, as part of their $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. In response, Food & Water Watch Policy Director Mitch Jones issued the following statement:

“Carbon taxes and pricing plans are foolish schemes that do little more than distract attention from the real climate solutions we desperately need. Carbon taxes are supported by the fossil fuel industry because these plans support the status quo: continued oil and gas extraction and burning, with new costs simply passed on to consumers. When it comes to quitting fossil fuels, there’s only one legitimate approach: halting drilling and fracking, and keeping fossil fuels in the ground.”

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