IS CARBON TAX A “SILVER BULLET”? YES!

By Climate Reality leader William Tucker - 5/5/2020 Maybe not gold, but definitely silver! We frequently hear those climate activists who are skeptical of carbon fee and dividend legislation (see, e.g., The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, H.R. 763) dismiss it as not a “silver bullet.”  What is meant by this seemingly pejorative comment …

Just an environmental issue? Not!

Where will we find the political will to do what we know needs to be done in the time we have? Here's an essay in the Sequim Gazette by OCA board member Ann Soule, who also serves as Resource Manager for the City of Sequim: In our small corner of the globe, the biggest threats …

Poll: 1631 has Big Oil on the ropes!

This Elway poll has some good news for making carbon polluters accountable: https://crosscut.com/2018/10/poll-nations-first-carbon-fee-leading-among-voters This poll shows that:   1) I-1631 is leading among voters, and it's clear that Washingtonians don’t trust big oil despite their $21 million in fancy advertising.   2) This election is going to be close, but we CAN win and defeat …

A Plea for Initiative 1631

by volunteer Don Steinke, with the Washington State Sierra Club: Can We Save Civilization As We Know It? A Plea for Initiative 1631 We’ve waited thirty years for Congress to act on global warming. We’ve waited enough. Some scholars are saying it is too late to save civilization as we know it, but I believe …

I-1631 seems headed to the ballot

State initiative would put a fee on carbon and devote the proceeds to clean energy and climate protection Olympic Climate Action has endorsed I-1631, the Protect Washington Act initiative. OCA joins Sierra Club, The Nature Conservancy, Washington Audubon, a coalition of Native American tribes and 200 other statewide organizations in our endorsement. We cannot continue to …