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Washington Wages A Wonk War Over Carbon Tax

30 Nov 2012

Washington Wages A Wonk War Over Carbon Tax

Wonks are waging war over the issue of a carbon tax, as think tanks and economists ramp up support for the idea as a one-stop grand bargain to solve climate change and fix the deficit. Meanwhile, the fossil-fuel industry is bringing in the big guns to fight back. But the big question is whether it will make headway where it matters: in the backrooms of leadership and tax-writers on Capitol Hill.

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