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Tarrytown Carbon Tax Forum

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June 29, 2017: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
121 N Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591 map

As part of our commitment to conduct informational sessions on environmental topics of relevance to municipalities in Westchester County, Sustainable Westchester and Westchester Power are sponsoring a series on the issue of carbon taxes.

Our first session will take place on Thursday, June 29 from 7-9 p.m. at the Warner Library, 121 N Broadway, Tarrytown, NY.

2 additional sessions will be held. We are looking at July 12th or 19th at a venue in the southeastern part of the county, and on July 29 in Bedford. We’ll forward details when these are locked down
Carbon taxes are increasingly in the news, with voices across the political spectrum advancing proposals. Many economists agree that putting a price on carbon emissions is one greenhouse gas policy that would drive others. With climate policy currently in question at the federal level, several states, including New York, are considering carbon tax proposals at the state level.

A panel of thought leaders will answer questions such as:

What is the carbon tax?
How might it affect you?
What are the pros and cons?
What are the pending proposals?

The panel for the session includes:
Iona Lutey, Citizens Climate Lobby, Co-Head for New York State
Sara Hsu, Associate Professor of Economics, SUNY New Paltz
Charles Komanoff, Founder, and Director, Carbon Tax Center
These sessions are designed to be educational in nature, to provide insights and aid municipalities as they consider actions related to a state-level carbon tax.

Co-sponsors of this event include League of Women Voters of Westchester, League of Women Voters of the Rivertowns, Sleepy Hollow Environmental Advisory Committee, Hastings-on-Hudson Conservation Commission, Tarrytown Advisory Council.

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