Tax Gas Now

Jay Buckey Jr., Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School

Friday, October 9, 2009, 3:30pm

Spanos Auditorium

This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series

Petroleum dependence is a major national security and climate change problem. Engineers can solve this problem, but they will require clear political and economic support to be successful. This talk will cover the national security and climate implications of petroleum dependence and discuss why a petroleum tax—starting with a price floor—offers the best solution.

About the Speaker

Jay C. Buckey M.D. is Professor of Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School and an Adjunct Professor of Engineering at the Thayer School. He teaches the freshman seminar, "The Science, Politics and Economics of Energy." In 2007 he was a candidate for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire and advocated a National Security Levy on petroleum.