Why do we not have people pay for carbon usage?



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    In some places, we do. In May 2008, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which covers nine counties in the San Francisco Bay Area, passed a carbon tax of 4.4 cents per ton. On February 19, 2008, the Canadian province of British Columbia announced its intention to implement a carbon tax of $10 per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions (2.41 cents per litre on gasoline) beginning July 1, 2008, making BC the first North American jurisdiction to implement such a tax. The tax will increase each year after until 2012, reaching a final price of $30 per tonne (7.2 cents per litre at the pumps).

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    First off it’s very hard to know the actual carbon usage per person. Then this would just turn into a big tax on the rich, since they use most of the carbon. While that doesn’t sound too bad, it’s really not all that fair. Americans also can’t afford another tax. Really we should be encouraging people through tax breaks for being green.

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