Key Senator Continues To Press For Carbon Import Fee In Budget Bill

December 1, 2021
Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), a lead backer of a carbon border “fee” targeting high-carbon goods imported from countries with lax climate standards, is continuing to press for inclusion of the policy in Democrats’ pending budget “reconciliation” bill, arguing it would both boost federal revenues and help reduce global emissions. But Coons is also acknowledging that his push should not derail efforts by the Senate to pass the broader legislation, as Senate Democrats seek to move the sweeping bill with $555...

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