Carbon Tax http://nwpr.org en What’s Funny About A Tax On Fossil Fuels? Why Not Ask A Stand Up Economist? http://nwpr.org/post/what-s-funny-about-tax-fossil-fuels-why-not-ask-stand-economist <p></p><p>Yoram Bauman calls himself the world’s first and only stand up economist. He’s also advocating for a carbon tax in Washington State through an organization he founded called Carbon Washington. The tax would be modeled after the one British Columbia put into effect several years ago. Companies there pay a price per ton of CO2 that they emit.</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 14:02:02 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 33554 at http://nwpr.org Governor Inslee: "No Immediate Plans" For A Price On Carbon Emissions http://nwpr.org/post/governor-inslee-no-immediate-plans-price-carbon-emissions <p></p><p>Governor Jay Inslee made one of his first public appearances since his inauguration at a breakfast for the Capitol Land Trust in Olympia on Tuesday. Several hundred people gathered for the conservation group’s annual breakfast. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:54:38 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 22668 at http://nwpr.org Taxing Carbon To Pay For Transportation Infrastructure http://nwpr.org/post/taxing-carbon-pay-transportation-infrastructure <p></p><p>Keeping up with transportation infrastructure isn’t cheap. The Washington State Transportation Commission estimates that in the next 20 years around $200 billion needs to be put towards the maintenance of roads, ferries and more. Sat, 05 Jan 2013 01:43:22 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 20735 at http://nwpr.org