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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:58 PM

Carbon tax certified for Washington's fall ballot

Though the November election is still three months away, more than $4.5 million already has been raised by supporters and opponents of a proposed carbon fee that the Washington Secretary of State’s office has certified for the fall ballot.

State Public Disclosure Commission records show that proponents currently have the fundraising edge, bringing in more than $2.7 million as of Monday with contributions that include a $525,000 cash contribution from the Nature Conservancy. Opponents have raised $1.7 million, with most of that money coming from $1.66 million in contributions from Andeavor (formerly Tesoro), which operates an oil refinery in Anacortes.

The initiative by the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy would create an escalating state carbon “fee” on most fossil-fuels emission, and invest the revenue in clean energy, clean water, forests and other projects that seek to slow or help cope with climate change.

The ballot measure’s carbon fee would start at $15 a metric ton of carbon, which would add an estimated 14 cents to the cost of a gallon of gasoline. The fee would rise annually by $2 per ton of carbon emission, plus the rate of inflation.

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/with-carbon-fee-measure-now-on-washingtons-november-ballot-campaign-money-is-rolling-in/

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Reply Carbon tax certified for Washington's fall ballot (Original post)
orson Aug 9 OP
Red Bull Aug 9 #1
orson Aug 9 #2
safestuffer Aug 9 #5
Banshee 3 Actual Aug 9 #7
quad489 Aug 9 #3
Paradigm Aug 9 #4
Da Mannn Aug 9 #6
deano7 Aug 9 #8
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Response to orson (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:13 PM

1. So the state and the the residents

Get to vote on cutting their own throats? I expect them to open their throats over a sink with a straight razor.

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Response to Red Bull (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:21 PM

2. We're gonna save the planet, man

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Response to orson (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:52 PM

5. Oh really?

How much do you predict Washington state carbon emissions to fall if this tax passes?
How much has carbon emissions fallen in regions where such taxes have been enacted?
I know, because I was actually curious about the effectiveness of carbon taxes to actually reduce carbon emissions.
I mean, that is the point of carbon taxes,
Right?

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Response to orson (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:50 PM

7. You have to depopulate India and China to do that, the world's biggest polluters

Who follow no emissions controls

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Response to orson (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:28 PM

3. LOL, what a bunch of gullible morons...

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Response to orson (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:46 PM

4. People that dont pay taxes will always vote to raise taxes on the people that do pay taxes.

Why wouldn’t they.

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Response to orson (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:46 PM

6. Lefty is bound and determined to drive business from his state.

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Response to orson (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 11:22 PM

8. We will take care of our selves

 

Unlike those loser red states, Washington State, along with Oregon and California will survive the orange dumbfuck. If you don’t like it, don’t fucking move here!

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Response to deano7 (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 11:49 PM

10. Look what crawled out of the woodwork

Where ya been? Summer vacation over already? Note getting enough butt pats at the DUmp? Did your gal pal run off with a Republican and you felt the need to lash out after being gone so long?

Sad Drano, really sad. Let me know if you need a shoulder to cry on. I'm sure Hillary has one under her rolls of putrid fat. She would look forward to a little boy hugging her -- something for both of you.

Good luck, may you find some peace and get over the loss of your galpal!!

From July 2015
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10. I swear to God there's a huge difference in the parties. One is Blue, the other is Red.

NO, they are not the same. Can't you see the difference? Really? Most Americans will, next year!
"

What happened in 2016 -- did you get your ass stomped again.

Carry on punkin -- you're a hoot and I enjoy laughing at you!!

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