Ex-congressman advocates free market solutions to climate change

Former Congressman Bob Inglis discusses a free market approach to climate change with a gathering at the Hilton University of Houston. The event was co-sponsored by UH Energy and the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center at the Law Center.

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Feb. 24, 2104 - Former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis says that implementing a revenue neutral carbon tax is key to addressing climate change. The idea is to place a price on greenhouse gases emitted by fossil fuel producers and then send that money back to the American public in the form of a tax reduction.

“In terms of climate change, the science is not settled, but it does indicate risk so you probably should act on that if you are being responsible,” said Inglis.

Inglis spoke Thursday night at the Hilton University of Houston. The event was co-sponsored by UH Energy and the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources Center at UH Law Center.

A Republican, Inglis represented South Carolina’s 4th Congressional District for 12 years before founding the Energy and Enterprise Initiative, based at George Mason University.

Participants in a presentation titled “Free Market Solutions to Climate Change” included Michael Quirke, a UHLC student, left, Barry Lefer, associate professor of Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Chemistry, former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis, and Law Center Professor Tracy Hester.

Participants in a presentation titled “Free Market Solutions to Climate Change” included Michael Quirke, a UHLC student, left, Barry Lefer, associate professor of Atmospheric Science, Atmospheric Chemistry, former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis, and Law Center Professor of Practice Tracy Hester.

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