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Washington's carbon-fee isn’t going up in smoke

Jul 06, 2018, 8:28 AM EDT
(Source: https://yeson1631.org/)
(Source: https://yeson1631.org/)

An initiative in the state of Washington, which proposes to charge a carbon fee on businesses, made a headway last week after submitting about 370,000 signatures to Secretary of State Kim Wyman, way more than 260,000 required to qualify for a ballot in November.

If the proposal becomes a law, businesses will be charged $15 for every metric ton of carbon they release, with the fee rising by $2 per ton of carbon emissions annually, reports The Seattle Times.

Yes on 1631, a broad coalition of environmental, labor, tribal and social-justice groups, plan to hit the streets of the state this summer, creating awareness about how the revenue stream would be used to address problems created by climate change, notes Earther.

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