There should be a tax on gasoline in order to maintain clean air for future generations. This is planning for our children's future not just ours. India and Japan has also introduced carbon tax (Golem Kibria RMIT University 2009) Japan is a forward leader in renewable energy. If a gas tax was in place it would boost growth in jobs, clean air and renewable energy.
On the other hand why tax our biggest income for the country and sacrifice oil mining jobs, this goes against capitalism and growth of business. MORE THAN 2.1 million jobs have been created in the oil industry and remains steady because everyone needs gasoline. (Fracking Jobs 2015)
There shouldn't be a taxation on such a big industry. Changing a few numbers means big consequences to jobs, income and other things, gasoline is already a regressive tax to poorer people and if people can barley afford gasoline they won't be able to pay for a new Tesla or Prius.