Libertarian comments on Climate Crisis Democratic Staff Report

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Swapping a carbon tax for regulations has, for a decade or more, been seen as a way to win Republican support for a carbon tax … It provides a model for conservatives and Republicans to fully participate in the climate debate. Republicans, wary of expanding the administrative state, might favor a policy that encourages the private sector to decide how to decarbonize its operations cost-effectively, and business will support the policy stability instead of the uncertainty that comes with regulations.

Environment

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Sixty-two percent of Americans currently say the government is doing too little to protect the environment, the highest in 12 years and well above the low point of 46% measured in 2010. The only time when the “too little” percentage was higher than 62% came in 1992, when Gallup first asked the question.