[8], Rich Stolz and De’Sean Quinn of OneAmerica criticized the initiative as not compatible with "climate justice." At a time when we are struggling to maintain good jobs and fund basic services, I-732 would send Washington in the wrong direction. [8], The group 350 Seattle rescinded their endorsement of Initiative 732, stating:[41], This was not an easy process for us, and was under discussion for a long time. My thoughts on Initiative 732, Washington’s proposed carbon tax There’s been a lot of ink spilt about the CarbonWA proposal to introduce a carbon tax in Washington State. Taking this into account would reduce the OFM's estimate of a $421 million cost in 2018 to a $157.7 million cost. Washington has shown how to lead the way in reducing carbon emissions. Given the urgency of the climate crisis, this was not a decision reached lightly. [28], The following ballot question committee registered to support this initiative as of January 12, 2017. It makes Washington’s taxes fairer as it makes our state cleaner. Menno van Wyk, Founder & CEO (1993-2006), Montrail, Inc. Rogers Weed, VP of 1Energy Systems and former Director (2009-2012) of the Washington State Department of Commerce, Dan Zasloff, Director of Product Marketing, EnergySavvy, Richard Gammon, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry University of Washington, Dr. James Hansen, former Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Alan Hardcastle, Sr. Research Manager, Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, Washington State University, Mike Marsolek, Professor in Environmental Engineering at Seattle University, Greg Rock, Sustainable Energy Engineer M.Sc, entrepreneur and activist, James W Murray, Founding Director UW Program on Climate Change – University of Washington, Kyle Armour, Assistant Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, Karl Banse, Professor Emeritus of Oceanography, University of Washington, Jody Deming, Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, Curtis Deutsch, Associate Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, Kyla Drushka, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, Steven Emerson, Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, Susan Hautala, Associate Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, Albert Hermann, Affiliate Associate Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, Richard Keil, Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, Evelyn Lessard, Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, Parker MacCready, Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, Sabine Mecking, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, James Murray, Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, Joseph Resing, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, Emily Roland, Assistant Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, Evan Solomon, Associate Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, LuAnne Thompson, Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, Mark Warner, Associate Professor of Oceanography, University of Washington, Dave Battisti, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Cecilia Bitz, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Dargan Frierson, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Qiang Fu, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Dennis Hartmann, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Daehyun Kim, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Cliff Mass, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Abigail Swann, Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Joel Thornton, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, J. Michael Wallace, Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Steve Warren, Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Robert Wood, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Marcia Baker, Professor Emerita of Earth and Space Sciences, George Bergantz, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, Jody Bourgeous, Professor Emerita of Earth and Space Sciences, Mike Brown, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, David Catling, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, Knut Christianson, Assistant Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, Ken Creager, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, Juliet Crider, Associate Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, Bernard Hallet, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, Robert Holzworth, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, Steve Malone, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, Stewart McCallum, Professor Emeritus of Earth and Space Sciences, Michael McCarthy, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, David Montgomery, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, Al Rasmussen, Glaciology Scientist, University of Washington, Gerard Roe, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, Eric Steig, Professor of Earth and Space Sciences, John Vidale, Professor and State Seismologist, University of Washington, Bothell Dan Jaffe, Professor of Atmospheric/Environmental Chemistry, University of Washington, Susan Joslyn, Professor of Psychology, University of Washington, Professor Gardner Brown, University of Washington Economics Department, Professor Haideh Salehi-Esfahani, University of Washington Economics Department, Professor Joe Cook, University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, Professor Jan Crouter, Whitman College Economics Department, Professor Mark Long, University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, Professor Sergey Rabotyagov, Environmental & Forest Sciences, University of Washington, Regents Professor C. Richard Shumway, Washington State University School of Economic Sciences, Professor Sharon Shewmake, Western Washington University Department of Economics, Professor Phil Thompson, Western Washington University Department of Economics, Professor Hart Hodges, Western Washington University Center for Economic and Business Research, Professor Peter Dorman, Evergreen State College Faculty in Political Economy, Professor Toni Sipic, Central Washington University Department of Economics, Professor John Beck, Gonzaga School of Business Administration, Professor Ryan Herzog, Gonzaga School of Business Administration, Professor Erica Johnson, Gonzaga School of Business Administration, Professor Annie Voy, Gonzaga School of Business Administration, Professor Joseph M Phillips, Seattle University, Dean of Albers School of Business and Economics, Professor Gareth Green, Chair, Department of Economics and Department of Finance, Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics, Professor Meenakshi Rishi, Seattle University, Albers School of Business and Economics, Stacey Jones, PhD, Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics, Professor Lea Fortmann, University of Puget Sound Economics Department, Professor Hendrik Wolff, Simon Fraser University Economics Department, Yoram Bauman, PhD, founder and co-chair, Carbon Washington / Yes on 732, William M Swan, PhD, Former chief economist (1995-2006), Boeing Aircraft, Bruce Flory, PhD, Principal Economist, Seattle Public Utilities. Certain industries that obtain electricity generated outside Washington also may be required to pay the tax. The following is an excerpt from the statement:[39], For these very important reasons Climate Solutions cannot support I 732. [28], As of January 12, 2017, the ballot question committees registered to oppose this initiative received in-kind donations in the amount of $14,545.71. [28], According to reports through January 12, 2017, the top donor in support of this initiative, Peter Kelly, provided approximately 4 percent of the campaign's total funds. In 2011, Washington ranked 28th in carbon emissions nationwide. But they are not defending the perfect. OFM is wrong to conclude that sellers of unspecified power would identify all of their power sources by 2018. The office said it took into account elasticity. I-732 will make Washington’s budget mess worse. We have a moral responsibility to our children and future generations to protect them from global warming and climate disruption. Initiative 732 proposes the creation of a carbon tax that will almost immediately increase the price of a gallon of gas by $.25. [69], Initiative 732 was modeled after British Columbia's carbon tax. Some businesses will simply move their jobs and pollution across state lines. In 2005, Washington adopted California's greenhouse gas vehicle standards for passenger vehiclesPassenger vehicles are cars that carry a limited number of passengers (usually no more than nine)., light trucksLight trucks are pickup trucks, some sport utility vehicles, or minivans of up to 8,500 pounds used primarily for the transportation of people and cargo., and medium-duty passenger vehicles. 88% reporting Protects Working Families. Enthusiastic grassroots climate activists across the state gathered more than 300,000 signatures to get I-732 on the ballot. CMQ/OE, President, Impact BioEnergy, Howard Behar, former President of Starbucks North America, Yoram Bernet, Co-Founder and CEO, Scope 5, Jesse Berst, Chairman, Smart Cities Council, Julie Blazek, AIA, LEED AP, Partner, HKP Architects, Patrick Callahan, CEO, Urban Renaissance Group LLC, Tad Everhart, Owner, Tad Everhart Energy Advisor LLC and President, CertiPHIers Cooperative, Burt Hamner, Founder & President, HydroBee, Eric Hull, Co-Founder & General Manager, Banner Power Solutions, Guy Knoblich, Co-Founder & General Manager, Banner Power Solutions, Srirup Kumar, President & Co-founder, Community Supported Biocycling, Bill Lemon, investment banker and adjunct professor of finance at Pinchot University, Evan Leonard, Vice President, Artisan Electric, Carla Reich, Owner, Honey Crumb Cake Studio, Jigar Shah, Co-Founder and President of Generate Capital, Inc., Founder and former CEO of SunEdison, Edward W. Sheets, President of Ed Sheets Consulting, Rahul Shendure, Co-founder and CEO, Oscilla Power, Michael J. Smith Jr., Business Development Advisor at Impact Bioenergy, Deborah Todd, CSBA, LEEDap, Owner, Building Design Services. He claimed:[22], Rather than compromise, other climate activists have sought to oust their political opponents—usually Republicans. [39][40][41][42][43], Erika Shriner, who terminated her Sierra Club membership in response, argued the group was putting "politics ahead of addressing climate change. ★ Initiative 732: Add an external link to your content for free. If the movement cannot accept economically sound policy that would help solve the fundamental problem, there is something deeply wrong with the movement. State constitution, Courts in Washington | About 68 percent would be identified by 2018 and 86 percent by 2020. Ballot access for candidates | That means tackling climate change now and leaving them a cleaner, healthier, safer world. The state business and occupation tax rate for manufacturing would be reduced to 0.001 percent on July 1, 2017, from the current rate of 0.484 percent for most manufacturers. Collectively, Trump won these Pivot Counties by more than 580,000 votes. About 75% of I-732 revenues will be spent funding these two budget items. The link below is to the most recent stories in a Google news search for the terms Washington carbon tax. Today's emissions will still be affecting the climate in a thousand years. Largest cities | Climate extremes are becoming more intense: heat waves, droughts and fires on one hand, and more extreme rainfall, floods and storms on the other. Local tax revenue would increase by $156.1 million. I-732 would cut sales and business taxes commensurate with a tax on carbon pollution in a revenue-neutral approach to attacking the single largest cause of climate warming. [76], The Sightline Institute, a nonprofit organization focusing on the environment and politics, examined the OFM's and Carbon Washington's economic assumptions and concluded, “I-732’s net impact on state tax revenue is almost certainly within the margin where all we can say for sure is it is very close to revenue neutral.”[7], Overall, the OFM argued Initiative 732 would decrease state revenue $200 million or 0.95 percent per year. Our reason, above all, is that we want to support our allies in people-of-color-led climate justice groups that represent those on the frontlines of climate change. The initiative’s approach is based on a carbon tax that British Columbia put in place in 2008. The other four for which signatures were not submitted were Initiative Measure Nos. 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