At an event in his North Carolina district, Rep. Patrick McHenry was urged by a constituent to support a revenue neutral carbon tax as a means to address climate change. The six-term Congressman said he is still considering the idea of a carbon tax, but called it “a very complex proposal” that would involve a “massive undertaking” to implement.

McHenry also indicated he prefers not to debate the causes of climate change, leaving it to the scientists, while highlighting his past support for renewable energy.