Reducing the carbon deficit: a budget approach

by Fran Sussman

Every few years, at the request of the House and Senate Budget committees, the Congressional Budget Office produces a compendium called “Reducing the Deficit: Spending and Revenue Options.” The latest deficit reduction report was released last week and contains over 100 legislative options that, if adopted, would reduce the federal budget deficit. We need to treat the carbon deficit the way we treat the budget deficit. (more…)

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