Washington Carbon Tax Measure Goes Down In Flames
Washington state residents decisively rejected what could have been the first tax on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the U.S.
The state’s carbon tax, dubbed Initiative 732, was opposed by about 59 percent of voters, while only 41 percent supported it.
The measure was not endorsed by national environmental groups, like 350.org, the Union of Concerned Scientists, and The Sierra Club. In fact, some environmentalists have come out against the tax and promptly claimed credit for defeating the measure.