Jay Inslee revealed—time and time again—that he is obsessed with implement an extreme “green” agenda in our state. It’s something he prioritizes over the wellbeing of working families and our state’s economic health. Here are five examples of Inslee’s “green” fixation.
- When Jay Inslee willingly sabotaged any chance for a transportation package during the 2014 legislative cycle by refusing to promise lawmakers that he would not implement a fuel mandate by executive order. The fact that Inslee went on to sign a pact with Oregon, California and British Columbia pledging to enact low-carbon fuel standards, together with a cap-and-trade policy, without the approval of the state Legislature only worked to further legislators’ distrust.
- When Jay Inslee contemplated vetoing a three-years-in-the-making bi-partisan transportation plan because it included a consumer protection provision against his fuel mandate scheme. Upon realizing the political risk he would incur, our green governor later went on to consider triggering the provision and thereby putting at risk the Left’s beloved transit funding.
- When Jay Inslee threatened to impose his $1.17 gas tax scheme by executive order. All this came after accusing Republicans of politically motivated fear mongering and denying the possibility of a fuel mandate by executive order.
- When Jay Inslee directed the state Department of Ecology (DOE) to begin developing new carbon reduction regulatory rules that he thinks he can impose on the state using his executive authority. Worse, our green governor then asked the DOE to produce a draft rule by January 2016, to be ready for adoption in summer of 2016. The aggressive timeline reveals Inslee is more concerned with his legacy as our nation’s greenest governor than with getting even his extreme “green” agenda right.
- When Jay Inslee’s extreme “green” carbon rules cost thousands of lost jobs before it even could be implemented. His plan encouraged Alcoa – the world’s third largest producer of aluminum—to close factories in Ferndale and Wenatchee.