Testimony: Robert Greenstein on Climate Change at the Senate Finance Committee Hearing on the Tax Aspects of a Cap-and-Trade System
Publication Date: April 2008
Author(s): Robert Greenstein
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Economic projections; Fiscal future; Federal budget; Income diversity
Strong and effective measures are needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent costly and potentially catastrophic environmental and economic damage as a result of climate change. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities' area of expertise is not in environmental policy per se but in the impacts that climate-change policies can have on the budgets of American families--especially those of modest means--and on the federal budget.