Initiative 732 coverage

Stories and op-eds about I-732

Carbon Tax, RIP? (Niskanen Center, Nov. 15, 2016)

Carbon Tax Reversal in Washington State (, Nov. 12, 2016)

Washington State Voters Reject Nation’s First Carbon Tax (Inside Climate News, Nov. 10, 2016)

Washington State Rejects Country’s First Stab At Carbon Tax (Huffington Post, Nov. 9, 2016)

5 Big Wins, 2 Big Losses on Key Eco-Ballot Initiatives (EcoWatch, Nov. 9, 2016)

Washington rejects the Initiative 732 carbon tax — here’s what’s next (Puget Sound Business Journal, Nov 8, 2016)

2016 Proved Reducing Emissions Is Not The Top Goal For Influential Green Groups (Forbes, Nov. 8, 2016)

Are Washingtonians About to Vote Down a Chance to Fight Climate Change? (The Atlantic, Nov 7, 2016)

Washington state’s chance to lead the climate fight | Ned Witting (Crosscut, Nov. 5, 2016)

Green voters seem confused this election (Crosscut, Nov. 5, 2016)

Koch brothers are the latest strange bedfellows in Washington state carbon tax fight (PBS NewsHour, Nov. 4, 2016)

RFK, Jr: Washington Voters Step Up, Pass the Nation’s First Carbon Tax | Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (EcoWatch, Nov. 4, 2016)

Readers’ most important issues and how they affected their votes (Seattle Times, Nov. 4 2016)

Koch brothers chip in money to defeat Washington carbon-tax measure (Seattle Times, Nov. 4, 2016)

Kochs Block Carbon Tax (Seattle Weekly, Nov. 4, 2016)

If you are undecided about I-732, read this before you vote (Cliff Mass Weather Blog, Nov. 4, 2016)

A closer look at I-732 (KING-TV, Nov. 3, 2016)

Carbon tax initiative foes, backers raise last minute cash (Seattle Times, Nov. 3, 2016)

PSE pumps $125,000 into defeating I-732 carbon-tax measure (Seattle Times, Nov. 2, 2016)

Is Coal’s Political Heft Plunging? One State May Be Canary in Mine (New York Times, Nov. 2, 2016)

First Statewide Carbon Tax Is What Our Climate Moment Demands (Yes! Magazine, Oct. 30, 2016)

Support I-732 to give businesses a predictable plan for carbon reduction | Christopher T. Bayley (Puget Sound Business Journal, Oct. 28, 2016)

The left’s opposition to a carbon tax shows there’s something deeply wrong with the left (Washington Post, Oct. 27, 2016)

In Washington, Climate Change Legislation Has A Surprising New Enemy (Huffington Post, Oct. 26, 2016)

Washington State’s Ambitious Carbon Tax Proposal (New York Times, Oct. 24, 2016)

One state tests liberals’ ability to rally around a carbon tax (Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 24, 2016)

Guest Editorial: To Fight Climate Change and Poverty, Vote YES on Initiative 732 (The Stranger, Oct. 24, 2016)

A Climate Change Policy that Benefits the Poor (The Huffington Post, Oct. 23, 2016)

Washington can lead on climate change by passing I-732 | James Hansen (Seattle Times, Oct. 21, 2016)

I-732 is the right moral step to take action on climate change | Gail Gatton (Seattle Times, Oct. 21, 2016)

I-732 proposes incentives, not mandates, in tackling climate change | Todd Myers (Seattle Times, Oct. 21, 2016)

When Climate Campaigners Miss the Point (Bloomberg View, Oct. 21, 2016)

Environmentalists’ Disdain for Washington’s Carbon Tax (Slate, Oct. 20, 2016)

The Endorsements (Seattle Weekly, Oct. 19, 2016)

The left vs. a carbon tax (Vox, Oct. 18, 2016)

The Stranger‘s Endorsements for the November 2016 General Election (The Stranger, Oct. 18, 2016)

It could be the nation’s first carbon tax. And environmentalists are fighting over it (The Washington Post, Oct. 17, 2016)

Why are greens opposing a carbon tax? (ClimateWire, Oct. 17, 2016)

Of Wood and Trees – Environmentalists against the environment in the Evergreen state (The Economist, Oct. 15, 20-16)

How a tax on carbon has divided Northwest climate activists (Los Angeles Times, Oct. 13, 2016)

Time for a carbon tax? A former Bush official says yes (USA Today, Oct. 9, 2016)

Opposition to Washington’s historic carbon tax initiative is coming from the unlikeliest of sources (Think Progress, Oct. 6, 2016)

Should carbon emissions be taxed? WA voters to decide (KUOW, Oct. 6, 2016)

Opinion: Canada just did something awesome that US should copy (John Sutter/CNN, Oct. 4, 2016)

Washington State Could Pass the First Carbon Tax in the Nation (Audubon, Oct. 3, 2016)

Initiative 732: A ‘Carbon Tax Swap’ To Address Climate Change (KNKX, Oct. 3, 2016)

Tax measure flawed but better than no carbon price (The Olympian, Oct. 1, 2016)

You’d think the Sierra Club would back carbon-cutting I-732 – but you’d be wrong (Seattle Times, Sept. 30, 2016)

Sierra Club Members Dispute Sierra Club Position on Carbon Tax Measure (Seattle Weekly, Sept. 30, 2016)

Growth Friendly Climate Proposal (Wall Street Journal, Sept. 28, 2016)

Tax carbon polluters, not working families (Crosscut, Sept. 20, 2016)

Vote on nation’s first carbon tax sets off environmental justice row (Fusion, Sept. 15, 2016)

Carbon-emissions tax initiative stirs strong debate (Spokane Journal of Business, Sept. 8, 2016)

Carbon tax initiative looks like a nail-biter (Crosscut, Sept. 6, 2016)

A Carbon Tax for Thee, But Not For Me (Niskanen Center, Sept. 6, 2016)

“The Nader Moment” for Washington State Environmentalists (Cliff Mass Weather Blog, Sept. 6, 2016)

This Week on the Blabbermouth Podcast: Trump’s Snake and a Carbon Tax Debate (The Stranger, Aug. 31, 2016)

As the Election Heats Up, Voters Could Propel Carbon Taxes (Triple Pundit, August 29, 2016)

Why the Democrats Are Fighting the Biggest Carbon Tax in American History (National Review, August 30, 2016)

Carbon-tax initiative backers press campaign despite green opposition (Seattle Times, August 13, 2016)

Does I-732 go far enough? Progressives can’t seem to agree (Tacoma News Tribune, August 13, 2016)

Carbon tax proposal a practical step to limit climate change (Tri-City Herald, August 13, 2016)

The Case for a Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax in Washington State (Seattle Business, August 2016)

Weighing the Critiques of CarbonWA’s I-732: Three points of contention in Washington’s fight for a carbon-free future (Sightline Institute, August 3, 2016)

Does I-732 Really Have a “Budget Hole”? To the digit that anyone can accurately forecast, the tax swap is revenue-neutral (Sightline Institute, August 2, 2016)

Weighing CarbonWA’s Tax Swap Ballot Initiative: Washington climate hawks’ guide to the pros and cons of I-732 (Sightline Institute, August 1, 2016)

Locals Work to Make Public Aware of Major Carbon Tax Proposal (Whatcom Watch, July 2016)

Sen. Steve Litzow endorses pollution reduction initiative (Mercer Island Reporter, June 23, 2016)

Climate Justice from the Ground Up (, May 27, 2016)

UW students campaign for carbon tax (KING-TV, May 20, 2016)

Can a tax help cut down greenhouse gas pollution? (PBS NewsHour, April 21, 2016)

There’s a cheap, proven fix to the world’s biggest problem (CNN, April 19, 2016)

In Our View: Examine Carbon Tax (The Columbian, March 2, 2016)

Washington’s carbon-pricing fight hits snags (The Olympian, March 1, 2016)

Moscow-Pullman Daily News: Op-ed from Joe Ryan (Feb. 22, 2016)

Ed Mahlum and Joe Ryan: Carbon tax is best climate change solution (Spokane Spokesman-Review, Feb. 20, 2016)

State fiscal office miscalculates carbon initiative’s revenue stream (The Olympian, Feb. 7, 2016)

Will Washington Pass Nation’s First State-Level Carbon Tax? (The American Prospect, Jan. 28, 2016)

(PDFCarbon Washington Co-chair Joe Ryan On the Environmental Movement and Why 2016 is So Important (Washington State Wire, Jan. 27, 2016)

Carbon Tax Initiative Campaigner Forging Ahead, With Humor Intact (KPLU, Jan. 14, 2016)

(PDFThe Right Way to Tax Carbon (Bloomberg View, Dec. 30, 2015)

Carbon tax initiative may cost and save (KIRO-TV, Dec. 30, 2015)

Carbon initiative aims to raise and cut taxes (KING-TV, Dec. 30, 2015)

(PDFCarbon tax may well be in our future (The Olympian, Dec. 29, 2015)

(PDFI-732 could reduce CO2 emissions without new regulations (Bellingham Business Journal, Dec. 30, 2015)

(PDFThese could be the first U.S. states to tax carbon — and give their residents a nice paycheck (Washington Post, Nov. 10, 2015)

(PDFWill Washington be the first US state to have a carbon tax? (Christian Science Monitor, Sept. 25, 2015)