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The Dutch government presented Friday a wide-ranging raft of measures – from a carbon tax for business to more bicycle parking at railway stations – that aim to slash by a half by 2030 the Netherlands’ emission of carbon.
Repeated slap-downs by voters haven’t persuaded Gov. Inslee and his allies to end their quest to force Washingtonians to swallow costly new energy policies.
Transportation package gets support for the projects it would fund, opposition for the way it would raise the money.
A new carbon tax proposal would raise the price of gasoline 15 cents per gallon at the pump as part of a $17 billion package on transportation and environmental projects.
Another ambitious effort to pass a carbon tax in Washington state has faltered as both Gov. Jay Inslee and the bill’s prime sponsor conceded Thursday that there weren’t enough votes to pass the measure out of the state Senate.
Former Secretary of State John Kerry urges legislators to approve a carbon tax to reduce pollution and fight climate change.
Gov. Jay Inslee calls for action on climate change, money for education and safer workplaces.
Gov. Jay Inslee proposes a tax on carbon emissions to raise money for programs to cut pollution.
The 2018 Legislature faces some familiar issues, including a final fix for public schools, a construction budget left over from last year and a possible tax on carbon pollution.
Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz says any carbon tax should be used to reduce carbon pollution, fight wildfires and improve public lands.
There is a need to fully fund public schools and finally remove the yoke of the McCleary ruling that has dominated discussion in Olympia for far too long.
Inslee discussed his budget plan along with other prominent topics in an interview Friday with The Spokesman-Review.
Gov. Jay Inslee proposes spending $950 million from state reserves to speed public school improvements and increases to mental health programs.
Saying there’s a huge opportunity to move forward on climate change, The Nature Conservancy is weighing a potential carbon-tax ballot measure to put before voters as early as next year.
Trump’s beliefs about climate change and carbon emissions and economic impacts are an affront to science.
In a bit of partisan theater, Senate Republicans vote yes on an estimated $30 billion in taxes that they really don’t support.
In a bit of partisan theater, Senate Republicans vote yes on an estimated $30 billion in taxes that they really don’t support
Let’s not pretend that a carbon tax is a panacea for either climate change or too much debt.
Today’s Republican leaders could get behind a carbon tax as insurance, without changing their minds on the science. The carbon tax and dividend would be a “just in case” action that would not imperil the economy.
A push by a group of senior Republican statesmen for a tax on carbon to help lessen the effects of climate change is already meeting entrenched opposition from within their own party.