Its a fool’s game, a masterful sleight of hand.
Once you assert successfully the power to license and control “carbon”, which is to say, the air you breathe, you have successfully asserted ownership and control of the entire economy and every living breathing person in the country.
He gives “permission” to build a pipeline with one hand and takes ownership of it and everything else in the same motion.
Think of how easy wealth redistribution becomes after monetizing thin air.
Gotta hand it to the lefties; taxing the very air we breathe.