Graves Statement on API's Carbon Tax Proposal

Apr 21, 2022
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Ranking Member Garret Graves (R-LA) released the following statement in response to the American Petroleum Institute's draft carbon tax proposal:

“It is mind-boggling that anyone could look at the current state of affairs and conclude that putting an additional tax on American gasoline and energy is a solution for anything. Why don’t you just give Americans pink slips, force thousands into bankruptcy, and hand over Poland and the Baltics to Vladimir Putin while you’re at it? This idea is just idiotic right now. If anyone has read a shred of newspaper, been on the internet, or turned on their television, they should realize that this does nothing but benefit Putin and China. These European-based energy ideas are exactly what empowered Putin to invade Ukraine. Do us a favor and go sell these crappy ideas to North Korea, China, and Russia.”