Should U.S. climate change legislation include protective trade provisions for American industries? Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently suggested that the U.S. could impose import "carbon tariffs" to eliminate the competitive disadvantage that domestic manufacturers might face if the United States adopts legislation to cut its greenhouse gas emissions while major trading partners -- such as China and India -- do not.
How should Congress address the possible trade inequities? Could such a tariff result in a trade war? What is the biggest mistake that policymakers could make when it comes to trade issues and the environment?
-- Margaret Kriz, NationalJournal.com