Vitter backs group seeking records on ‘carbon tax’ talk

Sen. David Vitter joined Tuesday those opposing and seeking answers on any potential “carbon tax” that could be proposed by Democrats in Congress or by President Barack Obama.

Vitter, R-La., wrote a letter to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner supporting a public records request and lawsuit filed by the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, which seeks at least 7,300 emails with the word “carbon” sent to or from the department’s Office of Energy and Environment.