In a recent article, the Washington Policy Center’s Todd Myers outlined three problems with Gov. Jay Inslee’s executive order yesterday—contradiction, politicization and just plain fabrication.
- Contradiction: “Governor Inslee calls for an emphasis on the environmental effectiveness of various strategies, then he orders the expansion of two strategies the Governor’s own analysis shows are the least effective: solar panels and so-called ‘coal by wire.’”
- Politicization: “Governor Inslee wants a cap-and-trade system that is notorious for its failure in Europe and resulted in widespread manipulation and cheating. Such systems are favored by politicians because they can be politically designed to reward supporters.”
- Fabrication: “…the Governor’s Executive Order mentions old work by the University of Oregon on the potential impact of climate change on Washington state. This research is outdated and has since been proven to be extremely inaccurate.”