Auto Free New York Meeting – Charles Komanoff on the Carbon Tax

What do Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan and a tax on carbon emissions have in common? Plenty. Join Streetsblog ontributor Charles Komanoff, co-founder and co-director of the new Carbon Tax Center, for a discussion of the economics and politics of a U.S. carbon tax, at the monthly meeting of Auto-Free New York. Yes, there will be ample time to discuss the Mayor’s pricing plan as well.

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