New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu’s announcement that New Hampshire will not join the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is a promising sign for Vermonters.
The Ethan Allen Institute has played a key role in putting together a multi-state collaborative in opposition to the TCI carbon tax. Today these organizations released the following open letter.
The latest and greatest sin is the fire-and-brimstone evil of scorching the Earth via our collective consumption, for which will be imposed a regressive, ineffective, inefficient tax. It is called “the carbon tax.”
The Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) will be the “banner bill” for the Vermont Legislature Climate Solutions Caucus in 2020, Sen. Chris Pearson, D/P–Chittenden, told about 50 climate-minded lawmakers and advocates at an informal State House meeting Wednesday morning.
Members of the Vermont Legislature will gather Wednesday to get a pre-session briefing on important climate, clean water, and transportation initiatives, the state’s fiscal, economic and budget status, and the proposed reorganization of the five legislative support offices.
A year ago this month, the “yellow vest” protests began in France. More than 300,000 men and women took to the streets of Paris, Lyon, and Toulouse dressed in bright yellow safety vests.
Gov. Phil Scott at a press conference Thursday addressed the issue of a regional climate initiative, saying he would not support any form of a carbon tax.
A month from now the most audacious reactionary liberalism idea for 2020 will be unveiled. It’s called the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI). The driving force behind it is, of course, the perceived pressing need to combat the Menace of Climate Change.
Carbon tax credits are nothing more than modern-day indulgences issued for money by government regulators. There is no “incentive” when a polluter buys a tract of forest to “offset” its toxins. It is merely an illusion, a payoff for the right to sin against the planet.
This translates into roughly a 30-cent-per-gallon tax on home heating and vehicle fuels rising to $1.70 per gallon by 2034 and then on, ad infinitum. If Vermonters didn’t like the first carbon tax proposal, they will like this one even less.
Under the multi-state, northeast regional Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI), drivers will help pay for “this stuff” — electric cars, charging units, buses, trains, bike paths, etc. — every time they buy fuel at Vermont gas pumps.