Disclosed on Joe Rogan’s podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience, Elon Musk claims to have submitted his idea of a carbon tax to President Biden and his team. While Musk did not disclose the time or date that he had spoken to the Biden Administration, it was apparent that the conversation happened well before the newly elected President was sworn into office back in January.
Musk goes on to explain that the Biden Administration labeled his idea as too politically difficult to act upon. This comes after he disclosed to the team that his company, SpaceX, would pay any carbon tax related with the proposal. Musk is persistent that Biden must look at his plans as they relate directly to climate change
This is not the first time Musk has brought this carbon tax idea into public light. He has made his stance apparent for almost the last 5 years, including his brief time advising the Trump Administration. Musk continues to argue that a carbon tax would regulate CO2 production in a safe and smart way.
While the carbon tax proposal might not be at the top of the Biden Administration’s agenda currently, it is expected that Musk will continue his efforts to enforce the tax and regulate the market.