Reuters

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)