Climate Commitment Act lacks transparency


November 16, 2023

Our state’s Climate Commitment Act was passed in 2021 with the stated goal of reducing and eventually phasing out carbon emissions. Among other things, the law promises protections for Washington’s agricultural sector and marine trade, and we were assured revenue resulting from the “cap-and-trade” approach would be spent only on projects that reduce carbon pollution. Gov. Jay Inslee claimed the CCA would raise fuel costs “pennies per gallon” at most.

These promises have not been met. The Inslee administration refuses to be transparent about the true costs of the CCA to Washing...

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