Kansas Defeat of CO2 Tax

by Paul Chesser, Heartland Institute Correspondent on February 27, 2008

in Politics

Paul Chesser, Climate Strategies Watch

Pat Michaels today at American Spectator Online explains how legislators in Kansas thwarted the imposition of a hidden CO2 tax upon utilities, but that the attempt is likely to be replicated in many other states:

A CO2 tax will largely be levied on utilities that exceed modest limits on their carbon dioxide effluent, so consumers won't "see" it — except in their electric bills. They'll send in their monthly checks, quite unaware that the new tax revenues are likely to be shoved into a slush fund for solar energy, windmills, biodiesel, ethanol and other green gadgetry boondoggles.

As Pat goes on to write, such measures will do nothing to affect the climate.

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