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Tillerson Renews Old Debate: When is a Subsidy a Subsidy?

January 13, 2017

[ClimateWire ]...To Joe Aldy, a public policy professor at the Harvard University and climate change policy expert, there's no doubt fossil fuel extractors get tax breaks.

"Most of the subsidies in the tax code for oil and gas production are not general business tax expenditures, as [Tillerson] suggested in the testimony, but specific to hydrocarbons," Aldy said in an email.

Donald Trump Should Know: This Is What Climate Change Costs Us

December 15, 2016

[The New York Times ] Michael Greenstone and Cass Sunstein: Last week, Donald J. Trump’s transition team sent a startling questionnaire to the Department of Energy. Among other things, the questionnaire asked for the names of all employees and contractors who attended meetings of the Interagency Working Group on the Social Cost of Carbon, as well as all emails associated with those meetings, and the department’s “opinion” on the underlying issues — a request it essentially refused.


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