From Houston Chronicle:

“I think it’s great,” said Josiah Neeley, a senior fellow at the R Street Institute, based in Austin. “It shows he is aware the old GOP playbook on climate is out of date, and he’s thinking constructively on the issue.”

The House GOP’s proposal might not go as far as one would like, Neeley continued, but he’s at peace with that.

“I’m always for talking about a carbon tax, but I recognize it’s a big lift, particularly with Congress in the state it’s in,” Neeley said. “I think it makes sense to work on more focused ideas that can be done in the short term.”