Famed environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., has weighed in on I-732. Writing in EcoWatch, Kennedy says “Washington state voters have a profound duty to support Initiative 732, our nation’s first carbon tax.
“By making Washington the premier American government to place a price on carbon, Evergreen voters will pioneer the trail away from our deadly carbon addiction and its murderous offspring: climate chaos . . .”
Kennedy also emphasizes the national importance of I-732: “By voting yes on I-732, Washingtonians will not just preserve the environment for children. They will pave the way for a national transition to the clean energy future.
“I hope Washington voters will step up and show the federal government that the visionary, idealistic, can-do leadership is alive and well in America and it’s living in Washington state.”
Carbon tax friends, we’ve got 5 days left and we’re closing strong!
When we launched this campaign we compared ourselves to a relief pitcher, and now—two years later— we are on the mound, it’s down to the wire, and it’s time to finish strong!
Washington’s carbon tax swap initiative 732 and Leonardo DiCaprio’s documentary ‘Before the Flood’ share a common goal: to push the reality of climate change and its devastating impact to the forefront. DiCaprio shared his support of I-732 and the urgent need for action against climate change on Twitter and Facebook. Watch Leo’s ‘Before the Flood’ documentary below.
I-732 is a chance to create a clean energy future. Join @CarbonWA and @AudubonWA and vote #Yeson732.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Don Cheadle and Lili Taylor have all said yes on I-732 on social media. #YesOn732 continues to be building momentum via Facebook and Twitter as celebrities push for the I-732 carbon tax swap in Washington State.
I-732 is a revenue-neutral carbon tax—the first of its kind in the U.S. It offers Washington state a chance to protect birds and secure a clean energy future. Vote Yes on I-732 to act on climate.
I-732 puts a price on carbon-polluting products that makes collection of many waste products competitive with fossil energy costs.
Without I-732’s fossil carbon tax, there is no motive for companies to collect waste products that can displace fossil energy products.
By Bruce Lippke, Professor Emeritus, U of WA, Environmental and Forest
Science; President Emeritus, CORRIM, a national Consortium for Research on
Renewable Industrial Materials
Photo: Forest slash ground into a uniform feedstock for boilers
Talking to your friends and neighbors about what to vote for? Here’s why everyone should vote for Initiative 732:
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