Clinton Campaign Says Carbon Tax Not Out Of The Question

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is not completely opposed to a carbon tax, her campaign chair said Tuesday.

“Right now we’ve not proposed a carbon tax,” John Podesta told an audience Tuesday at a climate change event in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention. “We believe we can get the job done. But if Congress wants to come forward with one, we’ll take a look at it.”

The Democratic Party included a carbon tax plank in the party platform Tuesday to address so-called man-made global warming.

“Democrats believe that carbon dioxide, methane, and other greenhouse gases should be priced to reflect their negative externalities, and to accelerate the transition to a clean economy and help meet out climate goals,” the Democratic Party platform now reads.

“I believe we should ban fracking,” Sanders said. “She does not. I believe we should have tax on carbon and deal aggressively with climate change. That is not her position. Those are some of the issues that I am campaigning on.”