Hello carbon tax friends: It may be nearing wintertime, but our bipartisan push on climate change is starting to bear fruit!
* We’re delighted to announce that free-market environmental expert Todd Myers has agreed to join our Advisory Board. You can get a good sense of his perspective via his columns in the Wall Street Journal and the Seattle Times.
* We’re also delighted to announce a unanimous endorsement for our campaign from 350 Seattle. (Not coincidentally, we’ll be tabling at their Climate Harmony event in Seattle this Sunday Nov 24 3-6pm, so come visit! And if you’ve got a group that would like to consider endorsing the campaign, and/or a group or event that would be a good fit for a CarbonWA presentation, please contact CarbonWA’s organizer, Kristy Royce <firstname.lastname@example.org>.)
* For more on the bipartisan angle we’re pushing, check out this terrific TV news story about CarbonWA from Rachel Dubrovin of KLEW-TV (based in Lewiston, Idaho): “Carbon gas tax would allow Washington state to reduce sales tax by 1%.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, and we hope to have more news soon from the eastern Washington tour I completed last week, with visits to 4 colleges and 3 editorial boards!
* From local news in eastern Washington to national influence: Also joining our Advisory Board is Adele Morris PhD, policy director for Climate and Energy Economics at the Brookings Institution. See her recent posts on “Why EPA Should Offer a Price-Based Standard for Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants” and “Could a State-Level Carbon Tax Work in the Intermountain West?”
* Hopefully you agree that all of these developments are great, because we need your help to keep moving forward. Please make a signature pledge now so that we can count on you during the January – June 2014 window for gathering 300,000 signatures to get on the Nov 2014 ballot. And if you can, please make a financial contribution… and regardless please help us spread the word to your family and friends!
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