4 December 2017 – Washington is just one of a growing number of states poised to introduce or advance new, stricter, or more expansive carbon fees or cap-and-trade programs in upcoming legislative sessions. Collectively, the measures could help to cut U.S. emissions by at least hundreds of millions of tons in the next decade, and provide critical counter-pressure on the Trump administration’s efforts to unravel climate efforts like the Paris accords and Clean Power Plan. Some of these same states and legislators have proposed similar programs before, only to see them fail for lack of legislative or public support. But the White House’s regressive environmental policies, Democratic gains in the November election, and shifting public sentiments have improved the programs’ prospects. Read the full article on the MIT Technology Review website.
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