Hello carbon tax friends:
* More from Seattle Business magazine: In addition to their editorial endorsement of the CarbonWA policy, Seattle Business magazine has now posted their excellent article about carbon pricing. Check it out and please circulate widely!
* Calculator update: An early test version of the carbon tax swap calculator has gone out to those of you who were kind enough to help with early drafts…. so extra thanks to those folks (if you mistakenly got left off that list please let me know) and everyone else please stay tuned for a wider launch in a week or two!
* Citizens Climate Lobby: The terrific group Citizens Climate Lobby (which is focused on federal carbon tax legislation) has chapters around the state, and we’re continuing to formally and informally connect with them. Please give them a look, and please vote for the national carbon tax proposal that they submitted to the MIT Climate CoLab for a chance at a $10,000 prize!
* Upcoming events: Check out the People’s Climate March coming to Seattle on Sunday September 21!
* Readings: Here’s a fine article in the Washington State Wire about our campaign kick-off event last month. Also potentially worthy of a few minutes are the materials from yesterday’s meeting of the governor’s CERT task-force, especially the economic modeling presentation. CarbonWA’s Alex Lenferna was at the CERT meeting and his brief summary is that they “looked over modelling of a carbon tax with a somewhat similar structure to ours, and that it came out quite strong on greenhouse gas emission reductions, and about the same as the baseline on employment and income.” (Crosscut’s spin is a bit different.) And, for some reading at the national level, there’s “Time to Tax Carbon” in the Harvard alumni magazine.
Talk to your friends and neighbors about I-732