Republicans Pitch Carbon Border Fee, Citing National Security Benefits

February 18, 2022
Republicans are advocating for a trade agreement with Europe that would impose a carbon fee on imports in key sectors, arguing the move would level the playing field for domestic products that compete with goods from countries with lax pollution standards, and touting it as a boon to U.S. energy security. “Not only do we have nothing to lose from a geopolitical solution [to the climate issue], we have everything to gain from it,” argued Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) at...

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