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Environment

Carbon Tax Initiative Campaigner Forging Ahead, With Humor Intact

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Bellamy Pailthorp
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KPLU
Yoram Bauman

As lawmakers reconvene in Olympia, legislative proposals to limit carbon pollution are piling up. All are ideas that address how to curb the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

Some involve a cap-and-trade system, similar to what California and some New England states have done.

Others are straight taxes, following British Columbia’s example.

Chief among those is a policy from a group called Carbon Washington. Seattle economist and entertainer Yoram Bauman is the brains behind that idea. KPLU environment reporter Bellamy Pailthorp invited him into our studios.

 

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