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The ESSEX Plan: Symbolic Environmentalism That Will Impose Economic Harm on Vermonters

by Jonathan A. Lesser, PhD I was asked by Vermont’s Ethan Allen Institute to prepare an economic analysis of The ESSEX Plan, the most recent carbon tax proposal...

Sponsors Can’t Deny ESSEX Carbon Tax Favors Rich Over Poor

by Rob Roper Introducing the latest carbon tax bill (H.791) to the House Energy & Technology Committee, lead sponsor Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas (D-Bradford) provided an example of how...

It’s the Economy Stupid

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS—Back in Ronald Reagan’s time, the underlining philosophical mantra of the extraordinary economic expansion was that “a rising tide lifts all boats.”  Namely,...

Ben & Jerry’s Loves the Carbon Tax — Cuz They Won’t Pay It!

by Rob Roper Chris Miller, who works on the Social Missions Committee at Ben & Jerry’s, testified to the House Energy & Technology committee that his company is...

Questioning the Highly Questionable ESSEX Carbon Tax

By Rob Roper The Vermont House Committee on Energy and Technology will start taking testimony on the ESSEX Carbon Tax bill today. Here are some questions our legislators...

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