Editorial: Carbon tax could benefit economy, environment more than RFS

08/25/2013 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Taxes on carbon dioxide in oil and fossil fuels may be more beneficial to the economy and the environment than the Renewable Fuel Standard, according to this editorial. The federal mandate on ethanol may soon become unnecessary because of the growth in domestic oil supplies. Meanwhile, a carbon tax could help lessen fuel demand while promoting sustainable technologies and providing a source of revenue for the government, this article says.

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