The Association of Washington Business (AWB) is missing an opportunity to help move Washington State toward a more prosperous and sustainable future. Initiative 732 is a policy that is both pro-environment and pro-business. It will help Washington businesses in three important ways
The measure does not impose onerous new regulations, nor are there any compliance requirements for businesses that do not produce or distribute fossil energy. Further, the policy was devised specifically to protect Washington business and keep jobs in the state by offsetting carbon taxes with reductions in the state sales tax as well as the Business & Occupation tax on manufacturers.
I-732 is an important first step to reducing pollution, making our tax code more fair, protecting low- and middle-income families, and enabling our state to prosper in a low-carbon future. By putting a clear price on carbon, I-732 will reduce harmful emissions, accelerate the transition to clean energy, and support economic growth. This approach is clear, transparent and proven to work.
We have a moral obligation to protect our children and future generations, leaving them a world that’s cleaner, healthier and safer. With I-732, we have an opportunity to pass the most effective climate policy anywhere in the country. Please visit http://yeson732.org/ to learn more about I-732.
About Initiative 732
I-732 represents the most effective climate policy and the most progressive tax shift in decades in Washington and is designed to move the state toward two goals – cleaner energy and fairer taxes – with the following policy objectives:
About Carbon Washington
Carbon Washington is a bipartisan grassroots group of scientists, economists, former elected officials, business owners and concerned citizens focused on seeking a solution to climate change that works for businesses and households around the state. The group developed Initiative 732 as a revenue-neutral approach to tax carbon pollution while encouraging economic growth for families and businesses in Washington. To learn more about I-732, view endorsements from around the state, and get involved, visit YesOn732.org and follow on twitter @carbonwa.