This GOP Senator Wants to Be in a Global Climate Club

E&E News
May 26, 2022
By Sara Schonhardt

…The role of trade in climate policy has recently gained traction among a small group of Republican senators, who argue that carbon border fees can help the U.S. gain trade advantages over countries that produce goods with more carbon emissions.

Asked about the latest moves to bring a carbon border adjustment to life in Congress, Cramer said the idea has been brought up at every meeting of a bipartisan group of lawmakers who are working on the outlines of a climate and energy bill. Cramer said the idea is often raised by Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat and chair of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.