The green activists behind Initiative 732 – Washington State’s carbon tax push – like to point out that the concept has worked in British Columbia, even if it’s never been tried in the United States. But, evidently they have not talked with our neighbors to the North about how that’s working out for them.
The news from Vancouver is that “the B.C. government will not increase its carbon tax, rejecting a recommendation from a group of advisers to increase the levy to fight climate change.”
So, instead of following the “expert” advice of those who “made 32 recommendations last fall, including raising the $30-per-tonne carbon tax by $10 annually starting in 2018”, the B.C government decided to stand pat. Committing faster economic suicide was not the option the elected officials preferred.
Instead, the “government says it will re-evaluate the carbon tax once other jurisdictions catch up to B.C.”.
Unfortunately, greenies in our state want Washington to be among the “other jurisdictions” trying to catch up to B.C. in hurting our own economy by raising energy taxes.