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Senator Schoesler opposes 'climate commitment' bill


Last updated 3/30/2021 at 10:25am

Senator Schoesler of Ritzville speaks out against the Climate Commitment Act.

OLYMPIA – Senator Mark Schoesler (R- Ritzville) opposed a bill passed by the Senate Ways and Means Committee last week 13-10.

Schoesler said the Democrat-sponsored "carbon cap and tax" bill would punish Washington citizens and companies.

"This is another bill that would punish people and companies, without any proof of even helping the climate," Schoesler said. "The bill is called the Climate Commitment Act, but I'm afraid the only thing it will commit Washingtonians to is handing over more of their hard-earned money for an environmental plan that won't work."

Schoesler said many residen...

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