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Should Washington state pass a carbon tax or not?(Getty Images)
Should Washington state pass a carbon tax or not?(Getty Images)
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What Do You Know About I-732, The Carbon Tax Initiative? Find out Here

Much of the election attention in Washington state has been focused on minimum wage and other workforce issues, including I-1433, which would raise the minimum wage statewide, and force all businesses to offer paid sick leave, regardless of the number of workers. But there's another measure on the ballot that's going to affect all Washintonians.

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Environmental groups want carbon tax money to go to government (Getty Images)
Environmental groups want carbon tax money to go to government (Getty Images)
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Why Are Environmental Groups AGAINST Proposed WA Carbon Tax?

This fall, Washington voters will be asked if they want to have their wallets hit with the nation's first ever carbon, or pollution, tax. Yet, a number of environmental groups are against the idea. Before you start thinking they're pro citizen or business, read on.

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Senator Doug Ericksen to head of Department of Ecology (Doug Ericksen website)
Senator Doug Ericksen to head of Department of Ecology (Doug Ericksen website)
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Powerful WA Lawmaker Challenges Inslee’s Carbon Tax Idea

An influential WA State Senator plans to head off Gov. Jay Inslee's proposal to create some sort of carbon tax or cap-and-trade plan by using the Department of Ecology.

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Group says they have enough signatures for carbon tax on ballot (Getty Images)
Group says they have enough signatures for carbon tax on ballot (Getty Images)
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WA Carbon Tax Supporters Have Enough Signatures for Ballot

Supporters of a proposed carbon tax initiative say they've got enough signatures to get the idea onto the ballot for 2016 here in Washington state.

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Environmentalists want carbon tax initiative on ballot in 2016
Environmentalists want carbon tax initiative on ballot in 2016 (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Environmental Group Wants Carbon Tax on 2016 Ballot

No, that's not a typographical error. Perhaps an example of how close the ties are between extreme environmentalists and Gov. Inslee, supporters of Initiative 732 began their quest to get enough signatures to get it on the 2016 ballot.

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Oregon legislature will decide fate of low-carbon fuel standard
Oregon legislature will decide fate of low-carbon fuel standard (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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Oregon Legislature Set to Vote on Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Wednesday

Oregon has actually had a low-carbon fuel standard since 2009, but only one part of the bill is actually in operation.  The bill is set to expire, or sunset, at the end of 2015. But if it's passed, additional parts will be put in action, get ready for gas hikes anywhere from $.19 to $.33 cents per gallon at the least.

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Mid Columbia businesses to be hurt by Inslee tax plan
Mid Columbia businesses to be hurt by Inslee tax plan (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee’s Carbon Tax Plan Would Squeeze Mid Columbia Ag Companies

Gov. Jay Inslee is intent on fighting global warming and has proposed a enormous $12 billion plan to battle pollution and would "punish" the top 130 entities his experts say are pumping carbon into the atmosphere...

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Which industries does Inslee specifically consider to be polluters?
Which industries does Inslee specifically consider to be polluters? (Newstalk 870 file image)
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Which Industries Will Face ‘Pollution’ Tax Under Gov. Inslee’s Environmental Plan?

This week,  WA Governor Jay Inslee released information about how he wants to spend $12-plus billion dollars to upgrade roads, bridges and transportation infrastructure in our state.

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Jay Inslee renews call for carbon taxes
Jay Inslee renews call for carbon taxes (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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Northwest Governors Renew Call for Carbon Taxes, Push Global Warming Agenda

With world leaders meeting this week in New York for the United Nations Climate Leadership Summit,  the Governors of WA, OR, CA and the Premiere of British Columbia issued statements all but guaranteeing they will pursue carbon taxes.

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Carbon tax would hit construction industry, among many
Carbon tax would hit construction industry, among many (Getty Images)
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How would Gov. Inslee’s Carbon Tax Idea Affect YOU?

It's not even being disguised anymore.  Gov. Jay Inslee is preparing to unveil not only a proposal for a cap-and-trade system but a carbon tax in Washington state.

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