Volume 93 Issue 20 | p. 27
Issue Date: May 18, 2015

Carbon Charge Considered For Fuels Extracted From Public Lands

Climate Change: Battle between White House and Congress over climate policy intensifies
Department: Government & Policy | Collection: Economy, Sustainability, Climate Change
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: climate change, Department of Interior, carbon dioxide, EPA clean power rule, Bureau of Land Management

The White House’s latest salvo in its ongoing battle with Congress over climate change involves public lands. The Department of the Interior is weighing whether to boost the fees that companies pay to extract fossil fuels from federal land. The goal is to incorporate the environmental and climate change costs of burning coal, oil, and natural gas into the fuels’ prices. Such a move could help reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions.

Not surprisingly, the energy . . .

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