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Compost food or face fines

December 30, 2014 in In the News
Magnolia Voice
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Magnolia Voice
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Monday, December 29, 2014

Inslee not alone in push for tax break on $$$ cars

December 30, 2014 in In the News
Shift Washington
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Shift Washington
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Monday, December 29, 2014

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