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Treasury official says Obama has no plan for carbon tax without republican support

Posted on 15 November 2012

An Obama administration official said Nov. 13 the president will not lead an effort to tax the carbon content of fuel in upcoming talks over avoiding the “fiscal cliff,” saying the onus is on Republicans to first show they could support such an approach.
“I just want to be clear, the administration has not proposed–nor is it planning to propose–a carbon tax,” Gilbert Metcalf, the deputy assistant treasury secretary for environment and energy, said at an economic forum on carbon taxes……………………………………….Full Article: Source


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