As plans to eliminate or change the current federal gas taxes are being proposed, this Fox TV feature explains why moving to a vehicle miles traveled fees plan is the best option to fund the ongoing costs for highway roads and bridges. The TV segment is available online.
Nonetheless, forcing lower income taxpayers and energy ratepayers to fund the rollout of EV charging stations constitutes a Tesla tax on the less-wealthy. When Marie Antoinette was told that the poor could not afford bread, she reportedly said to “let them eat cake.” For Americans who are struggling in the wake of the pandemic, House […]
The American Consumer Institute (ACI) is excited to announce the launch of our new podcast series Policy-ish Talk hosted by Kris Pusok, ACI’s policy and research director. Each episode of the Policy-ish Talk will treat you to an in-depth conversation with policy experts, industry leaders, and top academics to explore today’s toughest social, economic, and […]
Last October, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its Pillar One and Pillar Two Blueprint, a plan that would fundamentally change tax rules between nations. The OECD also gave, until December 14th, an opportunity for public comments. In the comments we submitted, we concluded that the international community should pause and comprehensively reevaluate its approach, because […]
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See Our Video on the Environmental Sustainability of Recycling Food and Beverage Packaging The general norm is that it doesn’t matter if it’s aluminum food cans, plastic, or paper food packaging—they all go into the recycling bin. But the costs and environmental benefits associated with the recycling process itself differ by product. While some materials […]
Discussing the Sustainability of Recycling Food and Beverage Packaging The general norm is that it doesn’t matter if it’s aluminum food cans, plastic, or paper food packaging—they all go into the recycling bin. But the costs and environmental benefits associated with the recycling process itself differ by product. While some materials like aluminum cans are […]
With Senator Kamala Harris now on the ticket, Democratic nominee Joe Biden is angling to enhance his environmental credentials ahead of the November presidential election. The Biden campaign’s ambitious clean energy plan plays no small role in this ongoing effort. But in an unfortunate coincidence, in recent weeks taxpayers have learned that they are still paying for the […]
Today, ACI joined twenty-three other nonprofit organizations in opposition to extending production tax credits and investment tax credits that are used to subsidize solar and wind energy. The intent of the subsidies was to give initial support these “infant” industries. Now, after years of support and an established foothold for these industries, solar and wind […]
Today, ACI filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), requesting the EPA to conduct a timely, transparent, and scientifically-sound risk assessment of D4 (octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane). In our comments, ACI emphasized that conducting a timely risk assessment of D4 will further help provide clarity for consumers and business owners on this chemical substance. You can read the EPA filing online.