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FreedomWorks Opposes Rep. Curbelo’s Bill to Impose Carbon Tax

WASHINGTON, D.C.- FreedomWorks opposes Rep. Carlos Curbelo’s (R- Fla.) bill that would impose a disastrous carbon tax upon the U.S. economy.

Adam Brandon, FreedomWorks President, commented:

“America is already leading the industrialized world in terms of reducing carbon emissions and is doing so in spite of government. While environmentalists and the Obama administration were busy doing everything they could to stifle it, the shale revolution made clean-burning natural gas abundant and affordable, dramatically reducing US carbon emissions. Free markets create wealth and technological progress, passively solving the world's problems while politicians are busy cooking up the next Solyndra.”

“Let's also not forget that the federal government is by far the largest polluter in the country. Can Americans expect a monthly check for their share of the government's carbon tax penalties under Rep. Curbelo's bill, and if so, who will the money be borrowed from?"