Weekly Analysis

Increased Hill Carbon Border Discussion Seen As Early Stage Policy Push

May 9, 2022
Lawmakers from both parties and multiple outside groups are increasingly talking up the possibility of imposing a fee on high-carbon imports, but sources tracking the issue say discussion remains at an early stage and cite unanswered questions including how the policy would comply with international free trade rules. “I would be really surprised if we had a critical mass of members who agreed to a policy design over the next couple of months,” says George David Banks, former Trump administration...

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