Petition for Carbon Pollution Accountability Act

Please sign the petition to support the Governor's cap and trade proposal. We will present the petitions as public testimony and deliver copies personally to members of the committee. Please sign the petition whether or not your legislator is on a committee considering it.

This is an important set in address climate change.

We, the citizens of Washington State, petition our state legislators to enact the Governor's Carbon Pollution Accountability Act, HB1314, SB5283, in the 2015 session.

We petition for four basic reasons:

1. The release of carbon dioxide and other pollutants from industry in Washington State is causing devastating and perhaps irreversible harm in our state and around the world, including increasing temperatures; declining snowpack which reduces water supplies; the danger of forest fires, such as the Carlton Complex fire; acidification of our waters; a dangerous increase is asthma, particularly in low income communities; further damage to the ozone layer, leading to more cancers.

2. The bill will put the burden for reducing carbon pollution where it belongs - on the large polluters - and will generate nearly $1 billion per year in revenue to the state needed for education and to restore the decimated social safety net.

3. This is one small but significant step to making Washington State's tax structure fairer and help us move from being far and away the most inequitable state in the nation, taking seven time more in state and local taxes from the bottom 20% than from the top 1%. And it has racial equity built in.

4. The proposed system will ameliorate negative effects on low-income communities through the Working Families Tax Rebate.

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signed 2015-04-05 14:21:58 -0700
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signed 2015-01-27 21:24:05 -0800
Washington State needs to set the example for other states to follow in curbing global warming.
signed 2015-01-27 19:56:53 -0800
I support absolutely Governor Inslee’s proposed carbon tax on businesses that pollute.
signed 2015-01-27 18:09:36 -0800
signed 2015-01-27 17:21:08 -0800
Really good idea.
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posted about this on Facebook 2015-01-27 10:52:49 -0800
Just signed the petition in support of the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act. Please sign on too #climatechange
signed 2015-01-27 10:52:29 -0800
When did “an ounce of prevention” become bad advice? CO2 polluters should not be given a pass on paying for their effluent and its life damaging impacts. The experiment is over. The results are in and growing alarmingly fast. We can continue to ignore it but we will pay eventually. One always does. The bill will be multiplied the longer we delay. The International Energy agency estimates the bill will grow $500 billion/ year globally. The poorest will pay the most. They suffer the greatest exposure to air pollutants and have minimal resources to defend themselves This is another form of social inequity. Let’s be wise. We support this measure to reduce CO2 pollution and protect our future. Thank-you.
signed 2015-01-27 10:34:57 -0800
Carbon polluters must no longer be allowed to use our air and oceans as their trash containers. For the lives of all species, we must stop using carbon-based fuels.
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Just signed the petition in support of the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act. Please sign on too #climatechange
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