Is Jimmy Haslam a Cap’n Trader?

Well, sort of. Jimmy Haslam, brother of Bill, CEO of the newly minted Pilot Flying J truck-stop megalopoly, and lifelong headstrong Republican, is not the first guy you’d expect to favor limits on carbon emissions. But he does...with some caveats. “I’m not against cap-and-trade,” he insists—as long as any government money generated by it is somehow remanded to the average American, whom Haslam says will be paying the price in the form of higher fuel costs (including at Pilot stations). “Somehow the government ought to give that back,” he says. “If you came up with that, I’d probably be for it.”

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