Issue Date: May 18, 2015
Carbon Charge Considered For Fuels Extracted From Public Lands
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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