The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy Initiative... Let's start a conversation.

As I'm sure many of you already know, The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy has come up with a new carbon pricing initiative that is expected to be on the ballot in 2016. Many of us have been collecting signatures for CarbonWA and I know folks are confused. I hope that all of us will do some research about both initiatives and that we will individually and collectively do all we can to insure that there will be a price placed on carbon and the pollution that is being spewed into our air and water. 

Unitarians care about our climate and we care about social justice. We also know that climate change is not being felt equally by all people and that the poor and disenfranchised are being first and hardest hit by climate change - both here in Washington State and around the world. I believe that the State of Washington has a special responsibility to help those that are affected most. As such, I am very interested in the new proposal put forward by the Alliance and I am intent on learning as much as I can about this new initiative. Here is a link to the Alliance letter announcing the new initiative: http://jobscleanenergywa.com/broad-coalition-unites-for-new-climate-initiative/

I'm curious about how others feel and I would love to start a conversation about this. I'm also curious about whether the initiatives can coexist. Thoughts everyone? I would love to start this conversation.
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commented 2015-10-13 17:13:58 -0700 · Flag
Thank you so much, Anne, for starting this conversation. On the one hand, it’s great to have choices, but we do need to share what each of us knows to devise a good plan of action starting in January – including the hearings on the current initiative, the Dpt of Ecology hearings on the Governor’s plan, and this new plan.

What do you know about the plans? Please join the conversation here and register for the Legislative Conference. The link is on the right.
commented 2015-10-13 17:13:55 -0700 · Flag
Thank you so much, Anne, for starting this conversation. On the one hand, it’s great to have choices, but we do need to share what each of us knows to devise a good plan of action starting in January – including the hearings on the current initiative, the Dpt of Ecology hearings on the Governor’s plan, and this new plan.

What do you know about the plans? Please join the conversation here and register for the Legislative Conference. The link is on the right.
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