Philip S. Wenz

Taxing carbon would help you, environment

Should we each pay a carbon tax, a fee assessed on the relative carbon content – and therefore the pollution potential – of coal, oil and natural gas? If so, how would such a tax help the environment?

Before answering those questions, let’s explore some of the objections people have to paying a carbon tax. Their...

Philip S. Wenz, who grew up in Durango and Boulder, now lives in Corvallis, Ore., where he teaches “Creating Your Ecological House” at the community college and writes on environmental issues. Reach him via e-mail through his Web site,

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