A bipartisan group of lawmakers meeting to discuss climate and energy policy is considering throwing down support for a carbon border adjustment.
“Right now the current system incentivizes countries like China and India and Vietnam to not pay attention to emissions because you can produce a good cheaper by not paying,” Lousiana Senator Bill Cassidy said. “But if we had a border carbon adjustment, it would help our workers, help our industry, incentivize them to do it right.”
Attendees included Republican Senators Cassidy and Mitt Romney, as well as Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Mark Kelley. Manchin said the effort’s intent is “getting everyone together on some ideas … on how we can all work together.”