"Washington Carbon Tax Bill Clears Key Fiscal Committee"

"SEATTLE — A measure to tax carbon emissions from fossil fuels to fight climate change has cleared a key fiscal committee in Washington state.

The state Senate Ways and Means Committee passed Senate Bill 6203 Thursday afternoon. The measure now awaits action by the full Senate.

If passed, Washington state would be the first in the nation to impose a direct tax on carbon emissions."

Phuong Le reports for the Associated Press February 23, 2018.

Source: AP, 02/26/2018