Australia: Senate OKs carbon tax on big polluters

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November 7, 2011
Hickory Daily Record    
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"The Australian Senate on Tuesday passed bills that will make the nation's 500 largest polluters pay a tax on the carbon they release into the atmosphere. Prime Minister Julia Gillard had promised not to push for a carbon tax during elections last year, but has since said it is Australia's best option. Australia is one of the world's worst greenhouse gas emitters per capita becuase of its heavy reliance on abundant reserves of coal to generate electricity." (11/07/11)

 

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