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Democrats Court Climate-Friendly Republicans for Carbon Tax

June 7, 2019, 10:56 AM

Supporters of a carbon tax are working hard to sell their idea that big polluters should pay for the climate-warming gases that they put into the air. But Republican members of Congress, even those who admit that action is needed to control rising temperatures, will have a hard time getting on board, especially on a divisive issue like climate change.

  • Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) is hoping to woo at least one Republican and says several have told him they are considering it. Among those being courted are Sens. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), who says he’ll look at options to...
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