Press Release

Resources for the Future on today’s introduction of a carbon tax proposal

Jul 26, 2017

WASHINGTON—Today at the American Enterprise Institute, US Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) unveiled their carbon tax proposal.

Statement by Resources for the Future (RFF) Senior Fellow Ray Kopp:

“Most economists agree that a proposal like this represents an optimally efficient way to achieve real carbon reductions. The senators deserve great credit for putting this before the public for full discussion and analysis.”

Analysis by RFF

Analysis of the proposal by RFF Fellow Marc Hafstead: Projected CO2 Emissions Reductions under the American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act of 2017

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Resources for the Future (RFF) is an independent, nonpartisan organization based in Washington, DC, that conducts rigorous economic research and analysis to improve environmental and natural resource policy.