Voters Reject, Again, What Would Have Been the Nation’s First Carbon Tax

Read the full story in Governing.

Environmentalists in Washington state have tried for years to impose a tax on carbon dioxide pollution as a way to slow climate change. But it appears they’ll have to keep trying.

The state’s voters on Tuesday appeared to have rejected Initiative 1631, which would have implemented the nation’s first carbon tax. It’s the second time in two years a similar issue has fallen flat at the ballot box, and efforts to get a measure through the legislature have stalled as well.

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