Prominent Republicans Pitch Carbon-Tax Plan to Top Trump Aides

February 8, 2017
By Jennifer A Dlouhy and Margaret Talev

A group of prominent Republicans and business leaders pitched a tax on carbon dioxide to top White House aides Wednesday, selling the plan as an economic win that could drive job growth and yield environmental dividends too.

Former Secretary of State James Baker and other members of the new “Climate Leadership Council” pressed the case in a 45-minute meeting in the Roosevelt Room that included President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn, Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, and senior aide Kellyanne Conway.