They can propose a carbon tax, but certainly, Congress has the right (and presumably the will) to shoot it down, no?
Or, am I again over-estimating the common-sense and basic belief in conservative values of the Republican House majority?
It’s backwards. Only the house can originate a tax bill, and then they get to vote on whether it passes or not. The Executive branch cannot initiate a tax on it’s own.
The Clinton BTU tax was blocked by one vote from a Democrat senator from Oklahoma...