Actually this piece Bob Inglis wrote for the Environmental Law Institute is titled Carbon Tax Shows a Limited Government Role, but the trash theme really resonates. “Emissions are a part of our experience on the planet,” Bob writes. “We eat, we go, we flush. We buy, we use, we dispose. We heat, we cool, we emit. We just need to pay for those emissions in the same way that we pay for our trash and sewage disposal. Just as our municipal dumps have capacity limits, our atmosphere has a limit on emissions that it can safely withstand. Admittedly, setting a tipping fee for emissions into the atmosphere is harder than setting a tipping fee for the city dump.”
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