Our only hope of surviving is “eternal vigilance.” — jtl, 419
Despite these frustrations at the ballot box, those in favor of a carbon tax are not backing away. Mike Stevens, state director of the Nature Conservancy, said the next fight would be in the Statehouse for a carbon tax to be enacted via legislation as opposed to a popular vote.
While there was a lot of conjecture about a potential “Blue Wave” in the 2018 midterms, there was also hope of a “Green Wave” by Left-leaning environmentalists intent on pushing their policies through by the use of craftily-written referendums.
These so-called “green” ballot measures in Washington state, Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada, were primarily focused on restricting, and eventually eliminating entirely, the use of fossil fuels within their borders.
Three out of four of these initiatives went down to a dismal defeat.
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