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February 11, 2015 at 7:00 AM

GOP lawmaker denies global warming as Inslee climate bill advances

Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposal to cap state carbon emissions and impose $1 billion a year in new charges on oil refineries, aluminum smelters and other top polluters passed its first legislative hurdle Tuesday, clearing the state House Environment Committee on a party-line vote. Much of the debate centered on GOP amendments that sought to soften the…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest, State government, State Legislature | Topics: cap and trade, global warming, gov. jay inslee

February 3, 2015 at 6:04 PM

Executive orders, body cams and a sweep of amendments: things Republicans said today

Four weeks into the legislative session, bills are seeing floor action and discussions of big-ticket issues like Gov. Jay Inslee’s carbon cap-and-trade policy are being hashed out in more detail. Here’s what Republicans had to say at a Tuesday media availability on some key topics: 1. Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy said Inslee isn’t coercing Republicans into…

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Comments | More in Politics Northwest | Topics: body cameras, cap and trade, Gov. Jay Inlsee

January 27, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Inslee climate bill gets first hearing today

OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed cap-and-trade bill will get its first public hearing before state lawmakers Tuesday afternoon. A hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. in the House Environment Committee. The hearing will be live-streamed by TVW. House Bill 1314 seeks to set a statewide cap on carbon emissions and requires most of the largest polluters…

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Comments | More in State government, State Legislature | Topics: cap and trade, climate change, gov. jay inslee

August 2, 2012 at 12:54 PM

McDermott to roll out carbon tax bill to address climate change

WASHINGTON — Cap and trade is all but dead. Cap and dividend didn’t get far. And Congress is too busy with looming budget cuts, expiring tax cuts and other problems to deal with global warming. It’s against that backdrop that Rep. Jim McDermott on Thursday planned to introduce the latest version of his legislation to combat climate…

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Comments | More in homepage, Politics Northwest, U.S. House of Representatives | Topics: cap and trade, climate change, Maria Cantwell