"An America that taxes the big polluters will have less pollution, more innovation and more freedom. It's that simple," said Dodd.
Dodd believes a corporate carbon tax would generate about $50 billion annually and be used to help solve energy problems and bring new technology to market.
Roberts doesn't give Dodd much of a chance since the money won't be refunded to consumers. He won't win the automakers' support, either, by proposing a 50mpg fuel economy standard. Right now he stands arguably as the greenest candidate running from either party.
[Source: David Roberts / Grist]