• A groundbreaking carbon tax lost at the ballot-again

    6 days ago - By Fast Company

    Washington State voters and representatives both keep on rejecting plans to put a price on carbon. What can activists learn from the ongoing struggle?
    The third time was supposed to be the charm. On November 6, voters in Washington State had a chance to vote on Initiative 1631 , a proposal-drafted by a broad coalition of communities of color, labor, and environmentalists-to put a price on carbon. Initiative 1631 aimed to charge oil companies and other significant polluters in the state $15 per ton of carbon released-a fee that would increase by $2 every year until 2035. The approximately...
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