Washington Gov Says There’s Less Than 60 Days To Save World From Global Warming…
There have been wild claims made in the past when people are trying to use the scare tactic of crying wolf via climate change and it doesn’t seem that this trend is going to go away anytime soon.
Al Gore has done it about a hundred different times about a hundred different ways and it’s one of those things where if you are wrong every single time than it’s probably you.
Washington state’s Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee warned there were “just 59 days” to save future generations from “an endless cycle of crop-killing droughts one year, and rivers spilling their banks the next.”
Inslee went on a lengthy Twitter rant in efforts to convince the state legislature to pass legislation to tax carbon dioxide emissions.
Washington residents voted down Inslee’s last carbon tax plan by a wide margin in 2016.
The state legislature’s session ends in 59 days, on March 8. Democrats have a slim majority in both state legislative chambers.
Inslee wants lawmakers to pass a tax on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and industrial facilities.
Inslee’s plan would tax carbon dioxide emissions at $20 a ton in 2019; that would gradually rise at 3.5 percent above inflation each following year.
Inslee’s office estimates it will raise $3.3 billion over the next four years.
We have just 59 days to do our part to save our children from an endless cycle of crop-killing droughts one year, and rivers spilling their banks the next. To save salmon from dying in ever warming rivers, and our forests from being reduced to plumes of ash.
— Governor Jay Inslee (@GovInslee) January 9, 2018
About $950 million would go toward education programs. The rest would go toward green energy programs and research, water infrastructure and wildfire mitigation.
Some money would offset taxes or go to poor families.
The plan could raise household electricity prices 5 percent and gas prices by about 10 percent, according to official estimates.
Inslee’s first carbon tax plan failed in 2016 after liberal groups couldn’t agree how to spend the revenues it was expected to raise.
Inslee also proposed a cap-and-trade program that both Democrats and Republicans rejected in 2015.