The possibility of a Hawai‘i carbon tax has cropped up as the state debates greenhouse gas rules that are supposed to go into effect on Jan. 1.
The recommendation of the tax was supported by four out of 10 members of a task force that was set up to advise the state Department of Health. Members supporting the measure included: Robbie Alm, executive vice president of Hawaiian Electric Co.; Jeff Mikulina, executive director of Blue Planet Foundation; Maxine Burkett, a professor at UH Manoa’s Richardson School of Law; and Makena Coffman, a professor in UH Manoa’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning.
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