WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is not considering a carbon tax, a White House official said on Tuesday.


On Feb. 8, Trump administration officials met with a group of Republican elder statesman who called for a $40 per ton tax on carbon emissions to fend off global climate change.


In response to that meeting, the White House official said: "The Trump Administration is not considering a carbon tax."


(Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Eric Beech)