Pollution Taxes and the Poor – Factsheet 5

A factsheet related to the proposed Energy Efficiency and Pollution Reduction Act (EEPRA) in Minnesota during 1996-1997. EEPRA is a revenue neutral measure that proposes to increase energy taxes by $1.5 billion and to reduce existing taxes on labor or income by an equal amount.… Read More

Ecological Tax Reform in Minnesota-Answering the Critics – Factsheet 6

A factsheet related to the proposed Energy Efficiency and Pollution Reduction Act (EEPRA) in Minnesota during 1996-1997. EEPRA is a revenue neutral measure that proposes to increase energy taxes by $1.5 billion and to reduce existing taxes on labor or income by an equal amount.
Read More

The Arithmetic of Pollution Taxes – Factsheet 1

A factsheet related to the proposed Energy Efficiency and Pollution Reduction Act (EEPRA) in Minnesota during 1996-1997. EEPRA is a revenue neutral measure that proposes to increase energy taxes by $1.5 billion and to reduce existing taxes on labor or income by an equal amount.
Read More

The Billion Dollar Cost of Pollution in Minnesota – Factsheet 3

A factsheet related to the proposed Energy Efficiency and Pollution Reduction Act (EEPRA) in Minnesota during 1996-1997. EEPRA is a revenue neutral measure that proposes to increase energy taxes by $1.5 billion and to reduce existing taxes on labor or income by an equal amount.
Read More

Tax Pollution, Not Jobs

Date: 12 Sep 1995 | posted in: From the Desk of David Morris, The Public Good | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Tax Pollution, Not Jobs by David Morris September 12, 1995 Ecological tax reform. The concept is catching on, in part because it’s so easy to understand. Our current tax system, proponents argue, is inefficient. We tax “goods” rather than “bads”. By doing so we therefore raise the price of activities we would like to encourage, like … Read More

Making the Polluter Pay: The Case for a Minnesota Carbon Tax

Date: 5 Nov 1991 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, environment | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

This 1991 report by David Morris looked at the implications of establishing a carbon tax in Minnesota. Minnesota should impose a carbon tax designed to raise revenue rather than to change behavior.  A reasonable tax might be $6 per ton, in line with taxes already imposed by European governments, although lower than those proposed by the European Commission.  Such a tax would raise the cost of energy and raise revenues and might encourage efficiency.
Read More

1 2