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Ways and Means Announces Climate Change Hearing

May 8, 2019, 2:35 PM

The House Ways and Means Committee will hold a May 15 hearing on the economic and health consequences of climate change.

Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) announced the hearing in a May 8 release. The topic is one that Neal has previously said is a priority.

  • A carbon tax could come up in the discussion, among other issues.
  • The tax would levy a fee on the production, distribution, or use of fossil fuels based on how much carbon their combustion emits. The idea is politically fraught.
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