June 2016

 

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PRESS RELEASE

Study by Washington State University finds I-732 will increase the value of output in the agricultural and forestry sectors by 1.76% and 0.11%, respectively

SEATTLE, June 27, 2016 – A Working Paper published by the Washington State University School of Economic Sciences concludes that the tax swap created by I-732 will not only reduce pollution, but will also create a net economic benefit for the agricultural and forestry sectors in Washington State. The report, How Does Washington State Initiative 732 Impact the Agriculture and Forestry Sectors?, is now online at http://ses.wsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/WP2016-8.pdf.

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A Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax Ballot Measure Campaign for Washington State

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The dust is settling.

One of our long-standing goals at CarbonWA has been to move the issue of climate change away from hyper-partisanship and towards a discussion of solutions, even if it requires shaking up the political arena. As the political dust begins to settle around who is supporting and opposing I-732, we think we can earnestly say the political arena has been successfully shaken.

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MEDIA STATEMENT

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

  • Business managers currently face a great deal of uncertainty about how the transition to a lower-carbon economy will impact their operations. Adopting I-732 would reduce that uncertainty by setting a predictable price on carbon pollution and satisfying Washington’s obligations under the federal Clean Power Plan.

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DSC06452Print and digital publications around the state have been running letters to the editor from I-732 supporters. Here’s a sample:

“The dominant themes of last weekend’s news (exploding oil trains and 90 degree heat waves) can be expected to return again and again until we finally get serious about our moral obligation to take action on climate change.” — Herb Hethcote, Bainbridge Island (Bainbridge Island Review)

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Sen. Steve Litzow, R-41

SEATTLE, June 17, 2016 – Republican Senator Steve Litzow, a long-time resident of Mercer Island serving the 41st District since 2010, today announced his endorsement of Initiative 732, demonstrating growing bipartisan support for the policy. Sen. Litzow joins former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Finkbeiner and a number of Democratic legislators who have already endorsed I-732, including Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, chair of the House Environment Committee. They are part of growing community of leading climate scientists, business leaders, economists, public officials, and social and environmental leaders supporting I-732. A full list of endorsements can be found here(more…)

Sen. Steve Litzow, R-41

PRESS RELEASE

Republican Senator Steve Litzow Endorses Initiative 732

Recognizing the urgent need for effective and fiscally responsible climate policy, Sen. Litzow (R) urges Washington voters to say Yes on I-732 in November

SEATTLE, June 17, 2016 – Republican Senator Steve Litzow, a long-time resident of Mercer Island serving the 41st District since 2010, today announced his endorsement of Initiative 732, demonstrating growing bipartisan support for the policy. Sen. Litzow joins former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bill Finkbeiner and a number of Democratic legislators who have already endorsed I-732, including Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, chair of the House Environment Committee. They are part of growing community of leading climate scientists, business leaders, economists, public officials, and social and environmental leaders supporting I-732. A full list of endorsements can be found at http://yeson732.org/endorsements/.

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A Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax Ballot Measure Campaign for Washington State

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The Will to Win…

“Champions are made of something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be greater than the skill.”

-Muhammad Ali

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Hello Carbon Tax Friends, 

We are excited to share with you the pro statement that will appear in the Washington State voter pamphlet this year. This language is final but we’re happy to hear what you have to say. Just let us know if the comments below.

Yes On 732 – Voter Pamphlet (pdf)

Hello Carbon Tax Friends, 

We have always sought to be honest and forthright with you as we fight our way toward climate action in 2016. Nothing is changing that now.

For years there have been those who seek to oppose action on climate and there continue to be those opposed to climate action today. So there is a statement in opposition to I-732 and you can read it a the linked pdf below. 

This language is final and will be in the voter pamphlet this year but we’d still love to hear your opinions. Just let us know what you think in the comments below.

Let’s WIN!

732 Opposition Statement Final (pdf)

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Hello, carbon tax friends: Please forgive this extra email blast, but I couldn’t help it: the news this weekend will be dominated by exploding oil trains and heat waves and that combination makes for a fabulous opportunity to write a Letter to the Editor… so will you take 15 minutes to help spread the message that we have a moral obligation to act on climate change and that you’re going to vote Yes on I-732?

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