Media Highlights

Coverage of I-732

Why are greens opposing a carbon tax? (ClimateWire, Oct. 17, 2016)

Of Wood and Trees – Environmentalists against the environment in the Evergreen state (The Economist, Oct. 15, 20-16)

How a tax on carbon has divided Northwest climate activists (Los Angeles Times, Oct. 13, 2016)

Time for a carbon tax? A former Bush official says yes (USA Today, Oct. 9, 2016)

Opposition to Washington’s historic carbon tax initiative is coming from the unlikeliest of sources (Think Progress, Oct. 6, 2016)

Should carbon emissions be taxed? WA voters to decide (KUOW, Oct. 6, 2016)

Opinion: Canada just did something awesome that US should copy (John Sutter/CNN, Oct. 4, 2016)

Washington State Could Pass the First Carbon Tax in the Nation (Audubon, Oct. 3, 2016)

Initiative 732: A ‘Carbon Tax Swap’ To Address Climate Change (KNKX, Oct. 3, 2016)

Tax measure flawed but better than no carbon price (The Olympian, Oct. 1, 2016)

You’d think the Sierra Club would back carbon-cutting I-732 – but you’d be wrong (Seattle Times, Sept. 30, 2016)

Sierra Club Members Dispute Sierra Club Position on Carbon Tax Measure (Seattle Weekly, Sept. 30, 2016)

Growth Friendly Climate Proposal (Wall Street Journal, Sept. 28, 2016)

Tax carbon polluters, not working families (Crosscut, Sept. 20, 2016)

Vote on nation’s first carbon tax sets off environmental justice row (Fusion, Sept. 15, 2016)

Carbon-emissions tax initiative stirs strong debate (Spokane Journal of Business, Sept. 8, 2016)

Carbon tax initiative looks like a nail-biter (Crosscut, Sept. 6, 2016)

A Carbon Tax for Thee, But Not For Me (Niskanen Center, Sept. 6, 2016)

“The Nader Moment” for Washington State Environmentalists (Cliff Mass Weather Blog, Sept. 6, 2016)

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: Trump’s Snake and a Carbon Tax Debate (The Stranger, Aug. 31, 2016)

As the Election Heats Up, Voters Could Propel Carbon Taxes (Triple Pundit, August 29, 2016)

Why the Democrats Are Fighting the Biggest Carbon Tax in American History (National Review, August 30, 2016)

Carbon-tax initiative backers press campaign despite green opposition (Seattle Times, August 13, 2016)

Does I-732 go far enough? Progressives can’t seem to agree (Tacoma News Tribune, August 13, 2016)

Carbon tax proposal a practical step to limit climate change (Tri-City Herald, August 13, 2016)

The Case for a Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax in Washington State (Seattle Business, August 2016)

Weighing the Critiques of CarbonWA’s I-732: Three points of contention in Washington’s fight for a carbon-free future (Sightline Institute, August 3, 2016)

Does I-732 Really Have a “Budget Hole”? To the digit that anyone can accurately forecast, the tax swap is revenue-neutral (Sightline Institute, August 2, 2016)

Weighing CarbonWA’s Tax Swap Ballot Initiative: Washington climate hawks’ guide to the pros and cons of I-732 (Sightline Institute, August 1, 2016)

Locals Work to Make Public Aware of Major Carbon Tax Proposal (Whatcom Watch, July 2016)

Sen. Steve Litzow endorses pollution reduction initiative (Mercer Island Reporter, June 23, 2016)

Climate Justice from the Ground Up (, May 27, 2016)

UW students campaign for carbon tax (KING-TV, May 20, 2016)

Can a tax help cut down greenhouse gas pollution? (PBS NewsHour, April 21, 2016)

There’s a cheap, proven fix to the world’s biggest problem (CNN, April 19, 2016)

In Our View: Examine Carbon Tax (The Columbian, March 2, 2016)

Washington’s carbon-pricing fight hits snags (The Olympian, March 1, 2016)

Moscow-Pullman Daily News: Op-ed from Joe Ryan (Feb. 22, 2016)

Ed Mahlum and Joe Ryan: Carbon tax is best climate change solution (Spokane Spokesman-Review, Feb. 20, 2016)

State fiscal office miscalculates carbon initiative’s revenue stream (The Olympian, Feb. 7, 2016)

Will Washington Pass Nation’s First State-Level Carbon Tax? (The American Prospect, Jan. 28, 2016)

(PDFCarbon Washington Co-chair Joe Ryan On the Environmental Movement and Why 2016 is So Important (Washington State Wire, Jan. 27, 2016)

Carbon Tax Initiative Campaigner Forging Ahead, With Humor Intact (KPLU, Jan. 14, 2016)

(PDF) The Right Way to Tax Carbon (Bloomberg View, Dec. 30, 2015)

Carbon tax initiative may cost and save (KIRO-TV, Dec. 30, 2015)

Carbon initiative aims to raise and cut taxes (KING-TV, Dec. 30, 2015)

(PDF) Carbon tax may well be in our future (The Olympian, Dec. 29, 2015)

(PDFI-732 could reduce CO2 emissions without new regulations (Bellingham Business Journal, Dec. 30, 2015)

(PDFThese could be the first U.S. states to tax carbon — and give their residents a nice paycheck (Washington Post, Nov. 10, 2015)

(PDFWill Washington be the first US state to have a carbon tax? (Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 25, 2015)

Articles on pricing carbon

Elon Musk Says Even Libertarians Should Back A Carbon Tax (Forbes, July 31, 2016)

What to consider when designing a state-level carbon tax (Brookings Institution, July 26, 2016)

Resolution shows carbon tax has momentum (Washington Examiner, June 8, 2016)

Say Yes to a Carbon Tax (Richmond Times-Dispatch, April 26, 2016)

We are running out of time; Congress should put a price on carbon (Seattle Times, March 23, 2016)

Answering a critic of carbon fee-and-dividend (Clearwater Times, Feb. 2, 2016)

Proof That a Price on Carbon Works (New York Times, Jan. 19, 2016)

A Tax on Carbon Pollution Can Benefit Business (Scientific American, Dec. 1, 2015)

Elon Musk says robust carbon tax would speed global clean energy transition (The Guardian, Dec. 2, 2015)

Elon Musk: Only a Carbon Tax Will Accelerate the World’s Exit from Fossil Fuels (Fortune, Dec. 2, 2015)

Yes, Carbon Taxes Cut Emissions (Bloomberg View, Sept. 29, 2014)

No, Carbon Taxes Don’t Kill Jobs (Bloomberg View, Sept. 30, 2014)

Everyone’s favorite climate change fix (Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 29, 2015)

The Republican solution to climate change (The Atlantic, Nov. 16, 2015)

The Most Sensible Tax of All (New York Times, July 4, 2012)

Where Carbon is Taxed (Carbon Tax Center)

Articles on British Columbia’s carbon tax

A Model Carbon Tax (Washington Monthly, August 5, 2016)

Finance Canada pushing federal carbon tax as way to reduce emissions (The Globe and Mail, June 12, 2016)

B.C. mayors: Stronger carbon tax must be top priority for climate plan (Vancouver Sun, April 11, 2016)

Does a Carbon Tax Work? Ask British Columbia (New York Times, March 1, 2016)

British Columbia’s Carbon Tax: By the Numbers (Carbon Tax Center, Dec. 17, 2015)

How British Columbia Gained by Putting a Price on Carbon (Yale Environment 360, April 30, 2015)

British Columbia’s Tax Architects Speak (Carbon Tax Center, March 3, 2015)

A carbon tax that’s good for business? (The Guardian, July 28, 2014)

The shocking truth about B.C.’s carbon tax: It works (The Globe and Mail, July 9, 2014)

British Columbia Enacted the Most Significant Carbon Tax in the Western Hemisphere. What Happened Next Is It Worked. (Mother Jones, Mar. 26, 2014)

All You Need to Know About BC’s Carbon Tax Shift in Five Charts (Sightline Institute, Mar. 11, 2014)

Proof Positive: The Mechanics and Impacts of British Columbia’s Carbon Tax (Clean Energy Canada, 2014)

Articles on climate change

[Republished] The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here (Rolling Stone, August 5, 2015

Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun (New York Times, Sept. 4, 2016)

China-US agree to ratify climate change pact: Why that’s a big deal (Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 3, 2016)

Climate Change Could Cost Millennials $8.8 Trillion (Next City, August 23, 2016)

Cruel Summer: Floods, fires and heat (Mashable, August 22, 2016)

Think It’s Hot Now? Just Wait (New York Times, August 20, 2016)

Global warming worsened the California drought, scientists say (Washington Post, August 20, 2016)

Louisiana floods: Is this what climate change looks like? (Christian Science Monitor, August 17, 2016)

Fires, Floods, and Scorchers: Earth Destroys Yet Another Heat Record (Bloomberg, August 17, 2016)

By 2085, most cities could be too hot for the Summer Olympics (Washington Post, August 16, 2016)

Bill McKibben: We need to literally declare war on climate change (New Republic, August 15, 2016)

As Earth warms, Americans more polarized than ever on climate (Christian Science Monitor, August 15, 2016)

NASA: July was Earth’s hottest month in history (Seattle Times, August 15, 2016)

Seas aren’t just rising, scientists say — it’s worse than that. They’re speeding up. (Washington Post, August 10, 2016)

State of the climate: Not good, 2015 was hottest year yet (Christian Science Monitor, August 3, 2016)

The world has the right climate goals — but the wrong ambition levels to achieve them (Washington Post, June 29, 2016)

The “greenest governor” vs. the climate kids: Running from Hansen’s science? (Cascadia Planet, June 23, 2016)

Surging high tides? Get used to it (Port Townsend Leader, June 8, 2016)

‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: Arctic sea ice hit a stunning new low in May (Washington Post, June 7, 2016)

Will The Climate Kids Sue Washington Again? (Clean Technica, June 7, 2016)

Youths Who Sued the State Over Climate Change (and Won) Are Going Back to Court “as Soon as Possible” (The Stranger, June 2, 2016)

North American Bird Species Face 30 Percent Decline Across the Board (, May 28, 2016)

Global Warming Cited as Wildfires Increase in Fragile Boreal Forest (New York Times, May 20, 2016)

Far From Turning a Corner, Global CO2 Emissions Still Accelerating (Inside Climate News, May 19, 2016)

King County Judge Makes Historic Ruling Against Washington State in Climate Change Case (The Stranger, April 29, 2016)

Behind climate deal, a changed world (Christian Science Monitor, April 22, 2016)

Stop ruining the future (CNN, April 20, 2016)

How Earth itself has dramatically upped the stakes for the Paris climate accord (Washington Post, April 20, 2016)

Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries (New York Times, March 22, 2016)

Seas Are Rising at Fastest Rate in Last 28 Centuries (New York Times, Feb. 22, 2016)

Those record hot years were almost certainly manmade, scientists say (Christian Science Monitor, Jan. 25, 2016)

2015 Was the Hottest Year on Record (Bloomberg View, Jan. 20, 2016)

2015 Was Hottest Year in Historical Record, Scientists Say (New York Times, Jan. 20, 2016)

2015 is Earth’s warmest year by widest margin on record (NOAA, December 2015)

See How Much CO2 the Earth is Churning Out in Real Time (Bloomberg, Dec. 1, 2015)

Short Answers to Hard Questions About Climate Change (New York Times, Nov. 28, 2015)

Greenhouse gas levels hit record high for 30th year in a row (Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 9, 2015)

What Seattle Will Look Like After 2050 If We Don’t Get Real About Climate Change (The Stranger, June 3, 2015)

Preparing for a Changing Climate (Washington State Dept. of Ecology, April 2012)