Yes or No to the TCI Carbon Tax?

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Should Vermont lawmakers add 5-17¢ per gallon to motor fuels?

Over the next several weeks, Vermont officials will be considering whether or not our state should participate in an interstate agreement with Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states called the Transportation Climate Initiative or TCI. This agreement would mean drivers would have to pay as much as 17¢ per gallon more for gasoline and diesel motor fuel. In total, this could mean a $90 million a year tax on Vermonters and a $5.6 billion tax on the region to start — the amount would increase annually by an unspecified amount. The purpose of this de facto Carbon Tax would be to force people to drive less, thus reducing the region’s CO2 output by roughly 5% over ten years.

Do you support or oppose Vermont’s participation in TCI? Take the survey and let your voice be heard!

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Amber Chambers January 3, 2020 at 7:36 pm

NO! this will cause undue stress on the lower income people and businesses, we are already being taxed to the breaking point now.
NO MORE…..

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John de Bruin January 3, 2020 at 9:06 pm

Mother Nature has no Bank Account and has no use for money. Applying a Carbon Tax to alter climate & weather is a fantasy promoted by brainwashed people out of touch with reality. Co2 is our friend and food for strong healthy plant growth.

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Joanna January 4, 2020 at 12:42 am

I am sick and tired of you people thinking that we have to pay more to not freeze to death is some how going to make us not affect the ” climate”. While our Representatives fly around private jets just stop the damn taxes

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Brenda Boutin January 5, 2020 at 1:54 pm

No. Lower income folk cannot afford to get their cars inspected now add this and they won’t be able to leave home.

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Cindy Provost April 20, 2020 at 3:04 am

No, No, and NO!!!!!

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