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The Governor's Many (Frustrating) Climate Contradictions

December 17, 2014 in Blog

The Governor announced the rest of his climate strategy today, calling for a $1 billion a year cap-and-trade, a low-carbon fuel standard that would add additional cost to gasoline and subsidies for a wide range of politically favored industries.

The details of the plan are not available, so we will address them as they emerge.

But what struck me most were the many contradictions in the Governor's announcement. Such contradictions are indicators that politics, not sound science and economics, are driving the policy.

There were many examples:

Five Key Facts About the Governor's Cap-and-Trade Announcement Today

December 16, 2014 in Blog

Governor Inslee announced part of his climate policy today - a cap-and-trade system that would tax gasoline and other fuels. Here are five key facts about the announcement today.

It is Cap-and-Trade

Washington State Oyster Harvests Rising Despite Claims of Acidification

December 3, 2014 in Blog

Last year was a banner year for oyster aquaculture in Washington state waters.

According to data from the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, the harvest of shelled oysters rose dramatically last year, more than double the amount from 2012, and 78 percent higher than the previous high in 2005.

Viewpoint: Fall 2014

November 26, 2014 in Publications

Click below to view our PDF version of our Fall 2014 issue of Viewpoint, WPC's quarterly magazine!

How People Abuse the Word ‘Sustainable’

November 25, 2014 in In the News
The Wall Street Journal
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The Wall Street Journal
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Monday, November 24, 2014

How Activists Abuse the Word 'Sustainable'

November 25, 2014 in In the News
Real Clear Science
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Real Clear Science
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014