S. Robson Walton

Senior GOP figures are pushing the White House to consider carbon tax to fight climate change

Senior GOP figures are pushing the White House to consider carbon tax to fight climate change

A group of Republican senior statesmen is pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change and hoping to sell the plan to the White House.

Former Secretary of State James A. Baker is leading the effort, which also includes former Secretary of State George Shultz. In an opinion piece published Tuesday night in the Wall Street Journal, they argued that "there is mounting evidence of problems with the atmosphere that are growing too compelling to ignore."

The group will meet Wednesday with White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, senior advisor Jared Kushner and Gary Cohn, director of the National Economic Council....

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