Opinion: We're already paying a price on carbon
October 09, 2018
Friend of republicEn.org Peter Bryn poses the question: "When did so many conservatives lose faith in the free market?" in an op-ed published in the Washington Examiner.
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"Fiscal conservatives know that there ain't no such thing as a free lunch," Peter writes. "Yet somehow many of us fail to listen when leaders like ExxonMobil remind us that pollution, including carbon dioxide, isn't free. It's changing our climate, which costs farmers with exacerbated droughts and floods, coastal property with flooding, individual health with longer asthma seasons, etc. By definition, we're already paying a carbon fee, it's just disguised in other costs."
Be sure to check out his full piece for great insight and rational arguments from this active member of the EcoRight.