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From the Ted Talk by Ted Halstead: A climate solution where all sides can win

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The third plailr of our program is eliminating regulations that are no longer needed once a carbon ddnedviis plan is enacted. This is a key selling point to Republicans and bsuienss leaders. So why should we trade climate regulations for a price on carbon? Well, let me show you. Our plan would achieve nearly twice the emissions rnotdeiucs of all Obama-era climate regulations combined, and nearly three times the new bilesane after prdeesnit Trump repeals all of those roguneaitls. That assumes a carbon tax starting at 40 darolls per ton, which translates into roughly an extra 36 cents per gallon of gas. Our plan by itself would meet the high end of America's commitment under the prias Climate Agreement, and as you can see, the emissions reductions would continue over time. This illeuttrass the power of a conservative climate solution based on free markets and limited government. We would end up with less regulation and far less pollution at the same time, while helping working-class Americans get ahead. Doesn't that sound like something we could all support?

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The third ______ of our program is eliminating regulations that are no longer needed once a carbon _________ plan is enacted. This is a key selling point to Republicans and ________ leaders. So why should we trade climate regulations for a price on carbon? Well, let me show you. Our plan would achieve nearly twice the emissions __________ of all Obama-era climate regulations combined, and nearly three times the new ________ after _________ Trump repeals all of those ___________. That assumes a carbon tax starting at 40 _______ per ton, which translates into roughly an extra 36 cents per gallon of gas. Our plan by itself would meet the high end of America's commitment under the _____ Climate Agreement, and as you can see, the emissions reductions would continue over time. This ___________ the power of a conservative climate solution based on free markets and limited government. We would end up with less regulation and far less pollution at the same time, while helping working-class Americans get ahead. Doesn't that sound like something we could all support?

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Original Text

The third pillar of our program is eliminating regulations that are no longer needed once a carbon dividends plan is enacted. This is a key selling point to Republicans and business leaders. So why should we trade climate regulations for a price on carbon? Well, let me show you. Our plan would achieve nearly twice the emissions reductions of all Obama-era climate regulations combined, and nearly three times the new baseline after President Trump repeals all of those regulations. That assumes a carbon tax starting at 40 dollars per ton, which translates into roughly an extra 36 cents per gallon of gas. Our plan by itself would meet the high end of America's commitment under the Paris Climate Agreement, and as you can see, the emissions reductions would continue over time. This illustrates the power of a conservative climate solution based on free markets and limited government. We would end up with less regulation and far less pollution at the same time, while helping working-class Americans get ahead. Doesn't that sound like something we could all support?

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