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How to curb emissions of earth-warming carbon? State commission wants to tax it

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Updated: Nov. 28, 2018 at 6:00 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The state Climate Commission is urging legislators to consider a carbon tax to help Hawaii in its efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

“The commission believes that putting a price on carbon is the most effective single action that will achieve Hawaii’s ambitious and necessary emissions reductions goals,” the group said, in a statement issued Wednesday.

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A carbon tax would levy a fee on the production, distribution or use of fossil fuels.

How a carbon tax would work in Hawaii isn’t clear.

But the commission said it should be equitable and “adequate to change behavior.”

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