March 21, 2017 / 11:01 PM / in a year

Trump administration not considering a carbon tax: White House official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is not considering a carbon tax, a White House official said on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump takes the stage for a rally at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S. March 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

On Feb. 8, Trump administration officials met with a group of Republican elder statesman who called for a $40 per ton tax on carbon emissions to fend off global climate change.

In response to that meeting, the White House official said: “The Trump Administration is not considering a carbon tax.”

Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Eric Beech

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