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Submitted by Philip Scarbro on

Taxes can be an effective tool to further social policy (reducing people's use of fossil fuels in this case), but they exist to provide revenues to support important government services. While the revenue-neutral aspect of this tax surely made this legislation more politically palatable to many, the more effective this tax is at curbing fossil fuel use the less viable it is as a sustainable way to fund government. I fully support carbon taxes, as well as the creative way this one was made more acceptable - but the revenue-neutral element could create issues down the road as revenues from this carbon tax decline.