Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Chad Stone
Research Area: Environment
Keywords: Economic projections; Federal budget; Income diversity
Effective measures to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions can be compatible with sound budgeting and the fair treatment of low-income consumers. Designing a policy that meets these objectives requires, however, that lawmakers be mindful not just of the environmental consequences of their actions but of the budgetary and distributional implications as well.