Governor Inslee is testifying this morning (Tuesday) in favor of a climate action study bill. (At its core is a proposal for the state to commission a rigorous review of carbon reduction policies in other states and provinces.) Please contact your state legislators and encourage them to support the bill!
In transportation news: Sightline’s Eric de Place has a great post on what’s wrong with the House transportation bill. That bill is still alive in Olympia but it faces increasingly long odds, including “strong voter opposition” according to a just-released Elway Poll. (The full poll results are here, and I can’t help but notice a parallel with climate: the public favors action but doesn’t want to pay for it.) Also worth reading is this Transportation Issues Daily post about unfair expectations regarding incoming WSDOT secretary Lynn Peterson.
We’re hoping to make more progress in the weeks ahead on the transportation front, but also on the idea of linking carbon taxes to education funding (or to a 100% revenue-neutral tax reform). Stay tuned!