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Washington State Carbon Tax Vote To Fuel Debate Over National GHG Policy

November 05, 2018
Washington state's carbon “fee” ballot initiative is being closely watched nationally for its potential to set up a first-of-its-kind state carbon tax, though supporters of a federal approach would likely downplay the measure if it were to fail, given that the state policy omits assumed elements of a compromise many expect is needed for such a national plan. The Nov. 6 ballot in the state includes an initiative that would impose a new carbon “fee” on most of the state's...


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