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Reviving a Carbon Tax Scheme in Washington State?

WASHINGTON - Governor Jay Inslee announced a budget proposal that includes a carbon tax that will be unveiled next month.

In response, Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter released the following statement:

“Washington state voters rejected a carbon tax last year. It is disappointing that Governor Inslee is trying to revive this policy as part of a budget proposal. Carbon taxes have failed to reduce carbon emissions, and they do not put us on a meaningful path to rapidly transitioning to 100 percent clean energy, which should an urgent policy priority. The carbon tax experiment in British Columbia has been a failure, so it would be a serious mistake to import this flawed policy, in Washington or anywhere else.”


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