"Tax the ---- out of ; As long as we tax the living hell out of them to the point where they aren't economically advantageous"
Taxes intentionally to control behavior are unconstitutional. I'd say their wrong, too, but clearly you don't agree. You either outlaw it or tax it reasonably.
Taxes should never be to control someone. In the end, the mostly affect the poor. Taxes are for generating revenue, and that's it. From that perspective, something that causes a lot of environmental impact should be taxed to clean up the impact if the people involved won't do it, and the money should be used just for that.