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carbon tax

noun
1.
a tax on the emissions caused by the burning of coal, gas, and oil, aimed at reducing the production of greenhouse gases
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Contemporary definitions for carbon tax
noun

a levy on fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, oil), esp. those for motor vehicles in an attempt to reduce carbon dioxide emission

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