‘A Conservative Climate Solution’: Republican Group Calls for Carbon Tax

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Media Outlet: The New York Times

Ted Halstead was quoted in the New York Times about carbon tax:

A group of Republican elder statesmen is calling for a tax on carbon emissions to fight climate change.
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“This represents the first time Republicans put forth a concrete, market-based climate solution,” said Ted Halstead, an author of the paper and social entrepreneur whose organization, the Climate Leadership Council, is posting the memo outlining the plan. Mr. Halstead, who also founded the New America research institute, said the political left and right had stalled on climate action in part because they disagreed about the means to fixing the problem, even though they might find common ground.
Some popular environmentalists take stands that those on the right can never embrace, Mr. Halstead said, citing the works of Naomi Klein, who attacks capitalism itself as the root of climate change. “That is so at odds with the conservative worldview, of course they’re going to walk away,” he said. “The only way for this solution to come about is if it gets a start on the right.”


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Ted Halstead, New America’s founder, served as the institution’s first president and CEO from its inception in 1999 until 2007.