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CBS News 23 May 2019

How a carbon tax could work


To cut down on climate-heating emissions, many people advocate taxing them at the source.

Seventy-five businesses with a combined market cap of $2.5 trillion are calling on the U.S. Congress to pass a carbon tax - to combat climate change. The group includes organic food brands, tech firms like Microsoft and Tesla and big oil producers like BP and Shell. CGTN's Giles Gibson reports.
In May, the Treasury Department refused a statutory and subpoena request for President Trump's tax returns. Now, it's unclear whether Democrats will get them.
Uber wants to cut down your commute time to take to the air, pushing "Uber Elevate" - a program using electric "vertical takeoff vehicles." Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi are joined by the Director of Engineering for Uber Elevate, Mark Moore, to find out how and when this could work.
Virginia's governor, Democrat Ralph Northam, told CBS earlier this month that he's "not going anywhere" after admitting he once donned blackface in the 1980s. Richmond Times-Dispatch political columnist Jeff Schapiro spoke to CBSN's "Red & Blue" about how that could lead to an all-black ticket in the state in 2021.

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