Gas-tax Holiday Debate Warns of Fights to Come

June 21, 2010 | Michael Shellenberger, Ted Nordhaus,

Media elites and environmentalists are howling over Hillary Rodham Clinton's and John McCain's call to suspend the gasoline tax. While the gas tax "holiday" is certainly a crass pander to working-class swing voters who are more concerned about rising energy prices than global warming, it is also a powerful warning to groups that hope to deal with climate change by increasing the cost of electricity.


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