October 1, 2018
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'No on 1631' campaign ads take to the airwaves with questions about costs of the carbon fee measure

The No on 1631 coalition has been asking questions about the proposal to tax Washington families, businesses, commuters and communities for their carbon emissions. A new video outreach effort brings those questions to the airwaves, as the costs for electricity, natural gas and gasoline come to the fore.

The video notes that a carbon “fee" is essentially a new tax on electricity. The campaign says, "I-1631 would create a new energy tax that would force Washington families and consumers to pay more than $2.3 billion in higher costs for gasoline and heating fuel, and hundreds of millions more in higher energy bills for electricity and natural gas. I-1631’s new energy tax would automatically increase every year, with no cap."

As with other outreach efforts, the video links back to www.VoteNoOn1631.com, as well as the campaign's Twitter and Facebook social media channels.

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No vote urged on pollution fee initiative

By The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Editorial Board

Earlier this year we opposed Gov. Jay Inslee's effort to impose a carbon-emissions tax in the Washington state Legislature.

We now oppose a similar effort to impose a carbon tax -- now dubbed a pollution fee -- through Initiative 1631. We urge a no vote on I-1631 on the November ballot.

This does not mean we oppose all efforts to combat climate change, which we see as a real and serious threat to all of us.

But any effective effort to reduce the carbon emissions that contribute to climate change should be done on a national scale at the federal level. A state-by-state approach such as the initiative adopts won't achieve much except to create an economic burden on those living in Washington state...

Read the full editorial in The Union-Bulletin
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