Deseret News
Letter to the editor

I agree with much of what was said in the Dec. 18, 2018, Deseret News guest opinion titled “Cut carbon through innovation, not regulation,” except I think a fee on carbon is a good idea.

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The cost of energy should reflect the cost of producing it, and that cost should include the adverse cost to the environment. If the fees collected were returned to the American people in the form of a monthly dividend, the average person would get back as much as they are paying in extra energy cost. A border adjustment fee could be applied to goods imported from countries that don’t have a carbon fee, to ensure fair trade.

A fee on carbon would encourage innovative carbon free ways of producing energy.

Russell Patterson

West Valley City