Brown For US Senate -SHAHEEN VOTED TO PAVE THE WAY FOR A NATIONAL ENERGY TAX

New Hampshire Energy Consumers Will See Their Electric Rates Skyrocket This Winter. “New Englanders are facing a “dire situation” this winter, with electricity prices skyrocketing in some cases to 130 percent higher than last winter, and state officials from New Hampshire and Maine agree, there is going to be no relief in sight for at least the next several years.” (Deborah McDermott, “Winter of discontent ahead” Portsmouth Herald, 10/12/14)
In March 2013, Shaheen Voted For Legislation That Would Pave The Way For A Carbon Tax

Shaheen Voted To Create A Fund To Spend Revenue From The Tax. “To establish a deficit-neutral reserve fund relating to ensuring that all revenue from a fee on carbon pollution is returned to the American people.” (S. Amdt. 646 To S. Con. Res. 8, Roll Call Vote #58: Rejected 41-58, 3/22/13, Shaheen Voted Yea)
 
 

The National Association Of Manufacturers Released A 2013 Study Showing The Impact Of A Carbon Tax On Alaska And The Rest Of The Country

In A February 2013 Study, NAM Found “If A Carbon Tax Is Levied, Residents Of New Hampshire Will Pay More For Natural Gas, Electricity, Gasoline  And Other Energy Commodities …” “If a carbon tax is levied, residents of New Hampshire will pay more for natural gas, electricity, gasoline  and other energy commodities, according to a study by NERA Economic Consulting and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM).” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)
  • A Carbon Tax Could Cost Up To 10,000 Jobs In New Hampshire. “This tax would deal a blow to employment in New Hampshire, with a loss of worker income equivalent to 7,000 to 10,000 jobs in 2013 and 10,000 by 2023.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13) 
  • A Carbon Tax Could Increase The Price Of Gas In New Hampshire By More Than 20 Cents Per Gallon. “Prices at the pump would jump by more than 20 cents a gallon in 2013.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)
  • A Carbon Tax Could Increase The Cost Of Electricity For New Hampshire Families By 18 Percent. “Households in New Hampshire would see a significant increase in their electricity rates, with an average increase of 18 percent in 2013.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)
  • A Carbon Tax Could Increase The Cost Of Natural Gas By More Than 40 Percent. “The cost of using natural gas would increase by more than 40 percent in 2013, the first year of the carbon tax study, adding to household energy bills and increasing operation costs for many New Hampshire businesses.” (“Adverse Economic Impacts Of A Carbon Tax In New Hampshire,” National Association Of Manufacturers, 2/26/13)