Grist: Washington’s cap on carbon is raising billions for climate action. Can it survive the backlash?

January 8, 2024

A repeal initiative blaming the state’s climate law for higher gas prices could wind up on the ballot in November.

“If we are concerned about the cost of transportation for Washington businesses and residents, we have to keep our focus away from the arm-waving of the variations of gas prices that we’ve suffered through for decades and really look to true solutions,” said Michael Mann, the executive director for Clean & Prosperous Washington, a climate-friendly business coalition. “And the true solution to lower our transportation costs is to get off of fossil fuels.”

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Clean & Prosperous Washington is a project of the Washington Business Alliance.
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