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  • British Columbia’s Carbon Tax and “Leakage” Into the U.S.

  • July 6, 2015

  • In the U.S. debate over a carbon tax, one of the alleged smoking guns is the experience of British Columbia. The Canadian province established a C$10/ton carbon tax in 2008, which was ramped up gradually until maxing out at C$30/ton (or US$24/ton with current exchange rates) in July 2012. This works out to about 6.7 CDN cents per liter of gasoline, or about 21 US¢ per gallon. The tax is quite broad, with the BC government...
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In the U.S. debate over a carbon tax, one of the alleged smoking guns is the experience of British Columbia. The Canadian province established a C$10/ton carbon tax in 2008, which was ramped up gradually until maxing out at C$30/ton (or US$24/ton with current exchange rates) in July 2012. This works out to about 6.7 CDN cents per liter of gasoline, or about 21 US¢ per gallon. The tax is quite broad, with the BC government... Read More
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