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July 11, 2007


Jim Manzi


I have repeatedly argued against either a (material) tax on carbon or a virtual tax in the form of cap-and-trade.

The point of Dingell’s proposal of a carbon tax is to force a vote to highlight that only a small fraction of members of Congress would vote for it. He is doing this to relieve pressure on more aggressive CAFÉ standards that would disproportionately affect the auto industry (his district is in Michigan).

I believe that global warming is a real risk, but not a crisis. I have outlined my view of the science and politics in a recent cover story for National Review. This article includes a set of specific policy recommendations. You can see it here, if interested:


Best regards,
Jim Manzi

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