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Hey, Congress! Let's Honor Next Earth Day With a Carbon Tax

By Mark Reynolds

When 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, the movement to clean up our air and water and to prevent our world from becoming one big garbage dump was born. Before the year was out, Congress passed — and President Nixon signed — the Clean Air Act, establishing the Environmental Protection Agency as the guardian of all that we breathe and, eventually, the water we drink.

Over the years, the EPA has served us well by regulating the pollution that would otherwise make our air and water toxic. And while the …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green