Carbon emission permits are a tax


Last updated 10/3/2023 at 8:39am

As the cost of the state’s climate law continues to increase gas prices, members of the Inslee Administration are upset when the cost of the CO2 allowances are referred to as a “tax.” The governor and others have resorted to convoluted language and logic to avoid using that politically powerful word. For example, the governor’s spokesman Mike Faulk recently wrote, “the cap and invest program is not a ‘carbon tax’,” but “requires emitters to purchase … permits for their emissions.”

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