…”You put an additional price on activities that use or are associated with the emission or greenhouse gasses.” said Josiah Neeley with R Street Institute. “And that is supposed to encourage people to not do those behaviors, to switch to alternatives. And that’s going to reduce emissions over time…”

In order to survive amid the hefty price tag on gas, residents might have to change their habits or the vehicle they drive, Neeley explained.

“Historically, what you see is, over time, people buy more fuel efficient vehicles,” Neeley said. “They buy more hybrids, maybe they figure out how to make fewer trips…”