White House Spokesman: President Obama Opposes a Carbon Pollution Tax Regulation

by Colonel on January 24, 2013

“Despite President Obama renewed attention to climate change expressed in his inaugural address, the White House is ruling out any plans to propose a tax on carbon emissions favored by many environmentalist groups.

White House spokesman Jay Carney on Wednesday confirmed that Mr. Obama would pursue stricter carbon-pollution regulations through the Environmental Protection Agency, expanding rules on carbon-emitting plants so they cover existing power plants, as well as newly built ones.

“I can certainly confirm that the president intends to continue progress on the new national standard for harmful carbon pollution from new power plants and to implement that standard,” he said.

But Mr. Carney repeatedly refused to say whether Mr. Obama would expend any political capital to back climate-change legislation on Capitol Hill, even as environmentalists call on him to get behind new measures.

” — Susan Crabtree, Copyright 2013 The Washington Times LLC

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