SB 189, by Dick Barrett (D-Missoula), would establish a tax on greenhouse gas emissions from electric generation facilities. The bill also directs the Montana Board of Environmental Review to adopt rules governing emission reporting, a carbon offset program, and carbon fees to fund the state program. The bill also institutes a $10 carbon tax less any carbon offsets that are authorized by rule. Sources can reduce their carbon emissions obligations by 50% using carbon offsets.
Heard in the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee on February 7th. SB 189 was tabled in that committee.
For more information contact Malcolm Gilbert, with MEIC, at 406-443-2520.