"The carbon tax is another move towards socialism; they are going to control the power in the state of Maine ....................I just don't see the rationale of going after heating oil and natural gas; they're going to kill industry and hurt the elderly and the poor". - former Gov Paul LePage on 2/25/19
Link for audio:
(AUDIO ONLY) EUT http://legislature.maine.gov/Audio/#211
This bill requires an assessment on the carbon content of fuels sold by a distributor in the State. The bill defines "distributor" and requires a distributor to submit on a monthly basis the required assessment to the Public Utilities Commission. The commission is required to transfer any assessment it receives to the Carbon Content Assessment Fund, which the bill establishes.
Please see the following earlier post on this subject from Dan McKay: