GOP Sen.-elect Jeff Flake disavows carbon tax plan

She suggested that Flake’s 2009 legislation was a tactical move to counter cap-and-trade legislation that the congressman opposed.

“Sen.-elect Flake supported the carbon tax swap as a way to influence the debate on cap and trade,” Rozansky said in an email.

A sweeping cap-and-trade and energy bill narrowly passed the House in 2009 but didn’t advance in the Senate.