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Drilling Into The New Carbon Tax Proposal

"Vermont Edition" hears arguments for and against a carbon tax plan that will affect gasoline and heating oil prices.
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"Vermont Edition" hears arguments for and against a carbon tax plan that will affect gasoline and heating oil prices.

A carbon tax in Vermont has been floated before, but never gained much traction. But a new proposal - dubbed The ESSEX Plan - is going before lawmakers in 2018.

The new carbon tax proposal would slowly phase in a tax on gas and heating oil over the next eight years.

Daniel Barlow, public policy manager for Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, and Caledonia Senator Joe Benning, discuss how the plan would be implemented, what it will mean for gasoline and heating oil prices and how it could impact electric rates.  

Broadcast live Friday, Dec. 15 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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