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Lawmakers Reintroduce Carbon Tax Proposal

Feb 03, 2017 - Providence Journal

General Assembly

PROVIDENCE \x97 State legislators stood with environmentalist advocates on Thursday to mark the introduction for the second year running of a proposal to tax carbon in Rhode Island as part of a push to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

The crux of the bill introduced by Rep. Aaron Regunberg and Sen. Jeanine Calkin remains unchanged from a year ago. It would still put in place a fee of $15 a ton on carbon pollution that would be levied on petroleum products at their firs...