What’s an Emission Tax?

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

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.

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.

The first step to enacting this plan is to re-frame the conversation of environmental and economic policy. To create policy that incentivizes doing the right thing, 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)