Washington Governor Claims ‘Just 59 Days’ To Save Children From Global Warming

Washington state’s Democratic Governor Jay Inslee warned there was “just 59 days” to save future generations from “an endless cycle of crop-killing droughts one year, and rivers spilling their banks the next.”

Inslee went on a lengthy Twitter rant in efforts to convince the state legislature to pass legislation to tax carbon dioxide emissions. Washington residents voted down Inslee’s last carbon tax plan by a wide margin in 2016.

The state legislature’s session ends in 59 days, on March 8. Democrats have a slim majority in both state legislative chambers.

Inslee wants lawmakers to pass a tax on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and industrial facilities.

Inslee’s plan would tax carbon dioxide emissions at $20 a ton in 2019, that would gradually rise at 3.5 percent above inflation each following year. Inslee’s office estimates it will raise $3.3 billion over the next four years.

About $950 million would go toward education programs. The rest would go toward green energy programs and research, water infrastructure, wildfire mitigation. Some money would offset taxes or go to poor families.

The plan could raise household electricity prices five percent, and gas prices by about 10 percent, according to official estimates.

Inslee’s first carbon tax plan failed in 2016 after liberal groups couldn’t agree how to spend the revenues it was expected to raise. Inslee also proposed a cap-and-trade program, that both Democrats and Republicans rejected in 2015.

If Inslee’s carbon tax plan passes, the legislation would have no measurable impact on projected future global warming. Indeed, even if the U.S. as a whole stopped emitting, the impact would be extremely small, based on government climate models.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Here we go again another liberal pinhead making wild claims and there are idiots would listen to his mindless banter i mean Hollywood is full of these nuts and the Greens are lead by them

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    Sonnyhill

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    If the Democrats regard carbon dioxide as a pollutant, why do they discriminate against the source? Tax all CO2, racists!

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    David Lewis

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    Inslee’s 59 day dead line is like countless dead lines in the past where it was going to be too late to save the world.

    It is unlikely that he can get his tax through. However, it if does, Washington State as the referendum process. With enough signatures laws passed by the legislator are subject to a popular vote. Not only did the last carbon tax fail by a wide margin, Washington State voters are hostile to tax increases in general.

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    R. Johnson

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    It’s so simple isn’t? Just tax carbon and all problems will vanish. Leftist socialists must continue to create dependency not freedom. In their minds everything belongs to government, including corporate profits and your individual income. Wealthy, free people are anathema to big government, so they invent another reason to tax that wealth right out of your pocket. According to Inslee and other charlatans they are saving the planet–I say BS!

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      Sonnyhill

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      They’d fill pot holes with money, just for fun.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    The Dumb-O-Crats and Inslee is your typical member of the Stupid Jackass Party and will this nit-wit at the end of these days walk down the streets on Seattle or Olympia with a sign THE WORLD WILL END TOMORROW he is as rediculous as Al Bore and Leonardo DiCaprio

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