Green For All Remarks on the Defeat of Washington’s Initiative 732

For Immediate Release: November 8, 2016

Contact: Michele Setteducato,
Green For All Remarks on the Defeat of Washington’s Initiative 732
Tonight, the people of Washington state voted down Initiative 732, the “revenue-neutral” carbon tax proposal on the ballot.

In response Vien Truong, Director of Green For All released the following statement:

“We must combat climate change by transitioning from fossil fuels to clean energy. As we do so, it is pivotal to invest in a just transition. Initiative 732 rightfully aimed to put a price on carbon, but unjustly favored tax cuts for corporations over investments in clean energy and green job creation for struggling families and displaced workers. This defeat shows that Washingtonians recognized that I-732 is a false solution."

“With Congress set up for gridlock once again, states will continue playing a leading role in fighting climate change. The fight against climate change isn’t just a fight against ecological disaster. It is also about fighting for a better future, one that invests in green jobs, clean technology, and prioritizes communities hit first and worst by fossil fuel pollution and climate change. There are 10 states that already invest in clean energy and consumer benefits - California is currently doing so with a focus on investments in disadvantaged communities. New York is advancing legislation to do the same."

“We need more than a price on carbon -- we need to keeps fossil fuels in the ground and invest in a just transition to clean energy by focusing investment in communities on the frontlines of climate disaster. Washington now has a chance to introduce policies that will do so.”

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