Hello, CarbonWA friends: There’s a new initiative in town — which we’ve broken down for you — and two fantastic climate conferences are coming up in April! Don’t fret if this is our last newsletter for a few weeks. Some of our key leaders are heading out on vacation and the next big climate move will be seeing if I-1631 goes forward to the ballot.
Carbon pricing policy analysis (including I-1631!)
While the carbon tax bill that we supported in the legislature, SB 6203, passed out of two committees in the Senate, stalled, and ultimately failed to pass this year, the carbon pricing debate has never been more alive. Initiative 1631, which would create a carbon fee, has been filed, and the core sponsors (including The Nature Conservancy, Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, and some of Washington’s tribal nations) are preparing to move forward. If you want to get involved with the initiative, check out this page. We’ve put together an in-depth analysis of the initiative and how it compares to the major previous proposals we’ve seen, including SB 6203 and I-732. Our analysis blog includes a comparison matrix, exploration of wonky details, a carbon reduction ranking — and we even included pictures and graphs! So please check out our blog. You can also download PDFs of the blog post, the policy matrix, and the price trajectory chart.
We are pleased that the sponsors of I-1631 have put a plan on the table, but we will wait to see it move forward with signature gathering before commenting further. The measure has until early July to get the signatures to qualify. Take a look at the analysis and then let us know what you think about the initiative. Email Kyle@carbonwa.org to send us your input!
GoGreen Conference + Discount Code
A fantastic climate conference is coming up on April 4 in Seattle! You can get 30% off of your ticket by using the discount code ‘CARBONWA’ right here. We are proudly serving as a community sponsor of this fabulous event bringing together climate leaders in business, government, and civil society to drive sustainable change. Learn more about the conference here.
Another great climate conference is scheduled for April 14 in Lacey: The South Sound Climate Action Convention. CarbonWA will be joining a panel discussion on initiatives. Register by April 6 to receive early bird pricing.
In The News!
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The CarbonWA Team