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WSU Economic Study Shows Cap-and-Trade Costs for Gasoline Will Be Borne Entirely By Consumers

February 25, 2015 in Blog

One of the ongoing debates about Governor Inslee's cap-and-trade proposal is who will end up paying the billions of dollars a year in new costs associated with the proposed system.

The Myth of Cap-and-Trade "Success" in the N.E. United States (RGGI)

February 11, 2015 in Blog

One of the most common arguments made by supporters of Governor Inslee's cap-and-trade legislation is that a similar system in the NE United States is working well and has not harmed the economy. Advocates claim Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiation, known as RGGI, has cut carbon emissions and the economy wasn't harmed.

Will the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Correct Its Legislative Testimony?

February 6, 2015 in Blog

Craig Kenworthy, the Executive Director of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) should correct comments he made to the legislature last week.

During hearings before the House Environment committee, Kenworthy urged the committee to adopt the Governor's cap-and-trade plan, saying that cutting carbon emissions would provide "co-benefits" such as reducing traditional air pollution like particulate matter. To make the point, however, he said something that is inaccurate.

Do Electric Cars Still Need Support From Taxpayers?

February 5, 2015 in In the News
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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Gov. Inslee’s pollution control proposal

January 28, 2015 in In the News
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The Snohomish Times
Friday, January 23, 2015