For more than a decade, we have worked to put a price on carbon pollution to decarbonize and invest in communities. As the climate clock nears a tipping point, Washington Environmental Council has been engaging in carbon pricing bills in the 2021 Legislature: the Climate Commitment Act (SB 5126) a cap and trade bill, as well as Washington Strong Act (SB 5373) a carbon tax, the latter of which failed to move past cutoff and was not included in proposed budgets.
The State Senate passed SB 5126 a couple of weeks and now the bill is moving through the House. The bill has made it further than any carbon pricing policy before and with constructive work, it has a chance of becoming law this year.
Tell your Representatives in House Appropriations to strengthen & pass the Climate Commitment Act!