An Emission Tax is a tax on emissions created through industrial and commercial processes such as coal fueled electricity generation and fossil fuel burning for transportation.

It is a consumptive tax, meaning that it can be avoided and minimized.

An Emissions Tax is meant to discourage the use of “dirty” products and services and fund the capture of emissions and reclamation of environments. It promotes the conservation of natural resources such as coal, oil, trees, water, air and wild life.

An EmissionsTax (also Emissions Tax, Emission Tax) is a plan outlined by Robert Tanguay (founder), and phrase coined and used in commerce by him since 2016 to protect the environment and create a more equitable economy in the process.

Environmental Think Tank
Lower Income Tax, Price Pollution, Fund Liabilities

In short, it consists of 3 main parts:

  1. Lower Income Taxes
  2. Pricing Pollution
  3. Funding Liabilities

See the EmissionsTax Plan here. It also includes a reduction of income taxes, and funding of renewable research, healthcare and even fund social security. The economics are solid and fair.

Wait! It’s Not a Carbon Tax?


No, an Emissions Tax is Not a Carbon Tax. It is so much more.

It’s concept is to tax all unnatural emissions including agriculture. Greenhouse gases, chemical, particulate, radiation, wi-fi, heat from pavement. You’ll find complete pollution emissions list here.

All a Carbon Tax does is tax carbon dioxide (one of many greenhouse gases). Additionally, many of the carbon tax plans price emissions far too low – a few cents per gallon of gasoline.

This will not reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

How to Enact an Emissions Tax

The first step to enacting this plan is to re-frame the conversation of environmental and economic policy. To create policies that incentivize doing the right things, which is usually the most inconvenient.

It’s not good to pollute. It’s that simple. We can still have capitalism perfected by accounting for damages for public good, and that rewards conservation.

We are open to input from all viewpoints. EmissionsTax is founded in the search for truth and fair equity in the environment and health of all life.

Additional Resources:

The Difference Between a Carbon Tax and Emissions Tax

Types of Emissions (pollution)

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