Hello carbon tax friends: We still don’t know if there will be action in Olympia this coming week on a 732B alternative, but what we do know is that we’ve gotten a lot of folks thinking about and talking about carbon taxes and climate policy. And since I’m on the east coast this week I can confirm that our influence is actually being felt all around the country! More on that below, plus a great NYT article on the BC carbon tax and other news stories… but we’re going to begin with a strong endorsement of I-732 from Interfaith Works.
Hello carbon tax friends: We had about 80 folks turn out for Lobby Day on Tuesday (!), so if you came then Thank You and if you didn’t then you can still contact your legislator directly! Read on for more news from Olympia, for a Fiscal Note update, and for media stories about I-732 and beyond.
Hello carbon tax friends: The legislative session has started and we’re delighted to share an update on that front, plus the latest on revenue-neutrality and more terrific media hits. And if you haven’t already done so please write your legislators… and if you have already written them then don’t hesitate to contact them again to make sure they’re in the loop on recent developments!
Hello carbon tax friends: Thank you for the hundreds of emails you’ve sent us with comments and questions, and for your comments on the blog and on our conference call last night.
Our Executive Committee met today and discussed an updated (more detailed) version of the alternative proposal. We debated the issues and considered arguments on both sides raised by the Executive Committee and by our grassroots base. After almost 3 hours it became clear that the Executive Committee would not accept the alternative proposal in its current form and that there was no chance of modifying the alternative proposal in the very short time frame remaining that would change the Executive Committee’s decision.
Talk to your friends and neighbors about I-732