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.
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.
When the Legislature convenes in January, Vermonters can expect a full-court press to impose added costs and restrictions on many fossil fuel products and benefits. Here’s the latest on five climate change initiatives.
If the multi-state, regional Transportation & Climate Initiative takes effect, and if Vermonters pay the 36 cents per gallon that Californians will pay under their similar “cap and trade” program, Vermont drivers could pay an extra $137 million per year.
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The TCI is a “stealth” carbon tax because it would raise the cost of gasoline for all Vermonters and would give climate activists in the Vermont Legislature the carbon emissions revenue they seek — all without actually having to vote on the record for a carbon tax.