My reasoning behind why the carbon tax is quite simple. It won't work. Companies would only find ways to work around it and it will only lead to our economy being hurt. In fact, when European countries such as Germany had tried to implement the carbon tax, yes they saw some revenue and help to their environment, but only for a couple years. Afterwards, their pollution had actually increased and economy started going down. We can't simply use a carbon tax and believe we did good for the environment. It's just like a band aid to a bullet wound, only that band aid is soaked with lemon juice.