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James Baker American attorney and statesman

You can't look at this as a tax, even though the word 'tax' is used
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Richard N. Cooper American economist, policy adviser, and academic

Levying a charge on CO2 raises the price of CO2-emitting activities,including fossil fuel use, and thus is the most direct method of influencing consumer and industrial behavior on a world-wide scale.
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Andrew Samwick Professor of Economics at Dartmouth College and the director of the Nelson A. Rockefell Center

Scrap CAFE, set a higher gas tax, and return the aggregate revenues from that gas tax through lower income taxes in a progressive fashion.
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Ted Gayer Vice President and Director of the Economic Studies program and Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fello

A carbon tax, in which the revenues are used to off set economically harmful taxes or to pay down our deficit, would substantially low er the cost of climate policy compared to a cap-and-trade program that gives away allowances for free.
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Bill Nye Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.

So what we want to do is have a 'fee' for carbon dioxide production, and then we will return the fee to the people.
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Scientific American Founded in 1845, Scientific American is the authoritative source for the science discoveries a

Low oil and gas prices make this the right time to tax fossil fuels
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Phil Plait SCIENCE! I love this stuff. My blog RSS feed:

A carbon tax will force these companies to look into more efficient renewable energy production, as well they should.
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Nouriel Roubini Professor at Stern School, NYU, Chairman of Roubini Macro Associates, blog at

It Is High Time for a Carbon Tax
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Exxon Mobil American multinational oil and gas corporation headquartered in Irving, Texas

A carbon tax is the best way to address the risks of warming temperatures
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The American Enterprise Institute Cherish freedom? The power of enterprise? Opportunity for all? It's these core beliefs that dr

Putting a price on the carbon emissions attendant on fuel use would create numerous incentives to reduce the use of carbon-intensive energy.
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Richard Thaler Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics, faculty director

Consider a recent poll of a panel of economists conducted by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where I teach… [Forty-one] economists in [a poll conducted by the] University of Chicago … were asked whether they agreed with this statement: ‘A tax on the carbon content of fuels would be a less expensive way to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions than would a collection of policies such ... See More
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National Academy of Sciences The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a United States nonprofit, non-governmental organiza

Congress should consider an appro- priate price on pollution from power production to level the playing field; create consistent market pull; and ex- pand research, development, and commercialization of increasingly clean energy resources and technologies.
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Kenneth Rogoff Thomas D Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University, former chief economist IMF, Int

As for the US, a sharp hike in energy taxes on gasoline and other fossil fuels would not only help improve the government’s balance sheet, but it would also be a way to start addressing global warming.
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Jonathan Rauch Senior fellow @BrookingsGS & @BrookingsInst. Contributing editor @TheAtlantic and @nationaljou

Just as conveniently, the most efficient way to get started is also the simplest, albeit not the easiest politically: tax carbon emissions.

Hal Varian Chief Economist at Google

...there are several good reasons that increasing the gasoline tax in the United States makes economic sense
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William Gale Father of 2, SO of @economistmom, Economist @BrookingsInst, @BrookingsEcon, @Taxpolicycenter,

The basic rationale for a carbon tax is that it makes good economic sense: unlike most taxes, carbon taxation can correct a market failure and make the economy more efficient.
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Thomas Friedman NY Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Lexus and the Olive Tree and From Beir

We need a tax system that shrinks what we don't want — carbon, sugar and bullets — and incentivizes what we need
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Robert Shapiro Chairman of economic advisory firm Sonecon, IMF advisor, former U.S. Under Secretary of Commer

The risks of climate change continue to grow. Global, harmonized net carbon taxes could contain those risk s in an economically-efficient and politically-feasible way.
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Laura Tyson American business academic

Economists across the political spectrum agree that a carbon tax is the most effective way to discourage carbon consumption and lower the risks of catastrophic climate changes.
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Joe Klein Columnist for TIME magazine.

I believe that climate change is real, and a long-term problem to be addressed in every way, ranging from a carbon tax to incentives for non-polluting energy sources.

Houston Chronicle The Houston Chronicle is the largest daily newspaper in Houston, Texas

First, there needs to be a national tax on carbon emissions. This policy has nearly across-the-board support from environmental and business groups, including Exxon, as a way to put a transparent cost on the collective harm of carbon emissions and create a market incentive for cleaner energy sources.
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Alan Blinder Economist

The 'bang for the buck' from a phased-in CO2 levy would be infinite at first—lots of jobs at zero cost to the federal budget.
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Robert Reich American political economist

The single most important thing we can do -- the single solution -- is to put a price on carbon.
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George Shultz American economist, statesman, and businessman

There has to be a way to level the playing field and cause those forms of energy to bear their true costs. That means putting a price on carbon.
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Lawrence Summers Economist and Harvard University Professor

But there should be no doubt that starting from the current zero tax rate on carbon, increased taxation would be desirable
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