Democrat Senators urge Obama to impose CO2 tax on coal mined from federal lands

But they don’t want to call it a CO2 tax for some very good reasons. Instead, it’s called…

… an “increase in royalties” — no doubt couched this way to avoid Congressional intervention.

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Read the Reuters report.

Calling it a royalty increase rather than a CO2 tax also helps with this political problem:

CO2 tax dynamite