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WA Initiative 1631: Carbon Emissions Tax

Yes on 1631 campaign

The ballot title for Washington’s Initiative 1631 reads “This measure would charge pollution fees on sources of greenhouse gas pollutants and use the revenue to reduce pollution, promote clean energy, and address climate impacts, under oversight of a public board.” It would enact a carbon emissions fee of $15 per metric ton of carbon beginning on January 1, 2020. That fee would increase by $2 each year until the state reaches its greenhouse gas reduction goals. The revenue generated would fund a variety of environmental programs and projects.
Nick Abraham is a spokesman for the Yes on 1631 campaign. Dana Bieber speaks for the No on 1631 campaign. They spoke (separately) with SPR's Steve Jackson.