OUR VOICE: INSLEE’S CAP AND TRADE A BAD PLAN FOR WASHINGTON
If the cap-and-trade were successful, the revenues would decrease and schools and transportation would be left underfunded, again. At best, if successful, the plan is a stopgap. (March 13, 2015) Read the full editorial here.
INSLEE’S BUDGET GOALS ARE GOOD; APPROACH IS RISKY
It is […] unclear what impact his cap-and-trade plan would have on a still-recovering state economy, one that is humming for citizens who live and work within sight of the Space Needle, but sputtering elsewhere. (December 21, 2014) Read the full editorial here.
INSLEE’S CLIMATE PLAN WOULD COST JOBS, BUSINESS-BACKED STUDY SAYS
The study for the Washington Climate Collaborative (WCC) said Inslee’s cap-and-trade proposal, which would impose a new carbon charge on oil refineries, fuel distributors and other major polluters, would reduce annual average employment in the state by about 56,000 jobs. The average household would pay nearly $60 a month in higher gasoline, natural-gas and electric bills, the study said. (February 5, 2015) Read the full story here.
TRUTH NEEDLE: GOP LEADER IS RIGHT, INSLEE POLLUTER LIST TAGS UW, WSU
While Inslee and Democrats have focused on “corporate polluters” as targets of the cap-and-trade plan, the main campuses of the UW and WSU also would fall under Inslee’s climate proposal. (January 21, 2015) Read the full story here.
GOV. INSLEE SHOUDL REMOVE FUEL STANDARDS FROM NEGOTIATIONS
The fuel standard is neither the only nor the best strategy to achieve the state’s goals. (February 24, 2015) Read the full editorial here.
INSLEE’S CAP-AND-TRADE PLAN FACES UPHILL CLIMB
“I don’t put much stock into the recent polling data,” said Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, chairman of the Senate Energy, Environment and Technology Committee through which the cap-and-trade bill would have to pass at some point. “I think when you explain to people what it actually will do, they are a lot less accepting.” (January 20, 2015) Read the full story here.
GOV. INSLEE PROPOSES A CARBON-POLLUTION CAP AND TRADE SYSTEM TO RAISE $1 BILLION A YEAR
“An energy tax is really a tax on mobility and a tax on freedom.” (December 17, 2015) Read the full story here.
WASHINGTON GOVERNOR PROPOSES BILLION-DOLLAR CARBON EMISSIONS CAP-AND-TRADE PLAN
“The centerpiece of [Inslee’s] idea is a massive energy tax on the people of Washington State.” (December 18, 2014) Read full story here.
WE’RE GREENER HERE THAN MOST
It’s good to be a leader on environmental issues. It’s better to be a leader on environmental issues and the job market. […]We can always look for ways to improve, but we should be proud of the position we’re in now — and resist attempts to sacrifice the economy in an attempt to make a good thing slightly better. (July 6, 2014) Read full editorial here.