We're thrilled to see a group of prominent Republicans propose what many on the left have been demanding for many years: a serious tax on carbon emissions.
This should be done, and is in everyone's interest to support. But it should be done right. That means strict and fair enforcement in all cases.
Combining the creation of a carbon tax with the elimination of "regulations" must not be allowed to turn this new tax into an honor system for unscrupulous polluters.
Emissions must be honestly monitored by the government, and the tax imposed equally on all, without loopholes for cronies, and at a rate that is adjusted each year as needed to maximize the chances of the earth's climate remaining habitable, as determined by nonpartisan scientific consensus.
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