Survey: Should the VT Legislature Pass A Carbon Tax?

Last year the legislature paid a firm $120,000 to study a Vermont Carbon Tax. The results are in. What do you say? Move forward, or kill the Carbon Tax?

Make your voice heard!

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Erik politza February 3, 2019 at 4:54 pm

The carbon tax is supposed to encourage people to use alternative energy sources. Unfortunately electric car prices are still fairly High especially considering that there is little-to-no used car market in that field. In terms of Home Heating if I were to switch from oil to a form of gas I am looking at around a $15,000 upgrade in equipment, with minimal difference in my out-of-pocket costs when it comes to refueling.

We live in Vermont most of us try to drive as little as possible because of distances between our destinations. This tax, in its current form and in our current time,will do little to decrease oil consumption. I can’t see it doing any more other than make some people feel better about spending more money on oil and receiving nothing in return


Margaret Hanson February 3, 2019 at 5:17 pm

I cannot afford a carbon tax. A carbon tax is another way to stick it to the hard-working middle class who lives in the rural areas of Vermont and have to drive to work. It makes no sense to purpose a tax that will cause so much hardship for those already struggling to heat their homes in the frigid Vermont winters. Taxing people to the point they can no longer afford to live here is not an answer. I find it humorous that our state leaders are looking for ways to keep our young folks in VT but cannot see that a carbon tax is just going to drive more people away.


John Mahaffy February 3, 2019 at 6:09 pm

Our DC reps see themselves in this same rôle — as ideologues whose job is to lead their constituents into a future only they can see clearly. Not in their job discriptions.


Kevin February 4, 2019 at 2:35 am

NO they should not impose carbon tax.

Electric cars may be ok comuting to work with a breifcase but i have to drive a truck to carry my tools, zupplues and plow snow. Try that with an electric car.

By the way- we also have 2 Priuses and a suburu (4wd) when we can get away with them. Fact is Vermonters NEED trucks.


Leonard Cram February 4, 2019 at 7:57 pm

We do not need a carbon tax or any new taxes the government already takes over1/3 of my taxes


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