Climate Change

Proposals to limit emissions of greenhouse gases include imposing taxes on greenhouse gas emissions and selling rights to businesses to produce set amounts of those emissions. Such proposals aim to minimize the change in the climate and the negative consequences of such a change, but they also would impose economic costs, primarily by raising the cost of producing goods and services, and could have significant effects on the federal budget.

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