Whitehouse To Float Border Carbon Bill With Partial Domestic Focus

May 12, 2022
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) is reportedly poised to introduce a bill that would impose a border carbon fee on imported goods while also levying a fee on domestic entities with higher-than-average emissions, with the effort coming amid increased bipartisan interest in the notion of carbon border policy. Whitehouse is touting a border carbon fee as something that could be included in Democrats’ budget reconciliation package, suggesting that ongoing discussion of the topic in bipartisan energy and climate talks could lay...

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