Organisation Name
US Chamber of Commerce
InfluenceMap Query
Carbon Tax
Data Source
Media Reports
 
 

Score for this Data / Query Cell

-2.0

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Opposing carbon tax

InfluenceMap Comment:

Actively calling for the US congress to oppose a carbon tax (Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute For 21st Century Energy statement in The Hill, June 2016)

Extract from Source:

Karen Harbert, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute For 21st Century Energy, also spoke out against taxing the oil and gas industries, saying that Congress should avoid taxing one industry to support another. Harbert said a carbon tax would hurt the poor and the elderly and have a "constraining effect" on the U.S. economy, hurting the country's economic competitiveness. She pointed out that the oil and gas industry supports millions of jobs and contributes to a significant amount of government revenue.

Created: 17/06/2016 Last edited: 03/12/2017

 

Opposing carbon tax

InfluenceMap Comment:

Advocating that carbon tax would lead to increased gasoline prices and energy bills, and cause job losses (Karen Harbert, President and chief executive officer, Institute for 21st Century Energy, US Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Senate Committee, hearing on energy tax policy, June 14, 2016)

Extract from Source:

Efforts to raise taxes on energy production foreshadow a less secure energy future. History has demonstrated that arbitrary tax increases that raise the costs of doing business in this country are counterproductive, forcing increased oil imports, significant job losses, and more expensive energy bills. 

Created: 15/07/2016 Last edited: 15/07/2016