Washington Voters Reject Initiative To Impose Carbon Tax On Fossil Fuels

"The nation’s first state ballot measure to impose a carbon tax on fossil fuels failed Tuesday on a crowded slate of statewide initiatives in Washington.

Initiative 732, which sought to apply a tax on energy-derived coal, oil gas  garnered just 42 percent after ballot counts around the state, including an early Wednesday update in King County.  King County was the lone county in Washington to support the measure.

Supporters of the campaign expressed disappointment, but nonetheless described the measure as a template for future efforts."

Lewis Kamb reports for the Seattle Times November 8, 2016.

Source: Seattle Times, 11/09/2016