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    February 08, 2019
    By: Leah Silverthorn

    Last week, CalChamber’s tax and privacy guru Sarah Boot wrote about her surprise that a California legislator would introduce a “carbon tax” bill that proposes replacing the California sales and use tax with a tax on the sale of retail goods based on their respective “carbon intensity.”

    She’s right to be surprised. When most people talk about a carbon tax, they do so in the context of regulating emissions from stationary facilities, where the debate is over two types of emission reduction techniques: a tax on emissions of carbon (commonly referred to as a carbon tax) or cap-and-trade, a system of market-based controls that can be extended beyond California’s borders.

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