What We Learned

Why we voted Yes on I-732, what we learned, and how we're moving forward.

During the 2016 election cycle, Audubon Washington partnered with the Yes on I-732 campaign to promote the first state-wide, revenue-neutral carbon tax in the United States.  While the ballot measure did not pass, we built important alliances, stood apart from other environmental groups as a centrist voice for progress, reached significant numbers of voters, and learned a great deal that will prepare us for the next opportunity to advance carbon policy. Here's what we learned and what we plan to do next.

Northern Shoveler Photo: Mick Thompson

Additional Reading

Washington state opinion polling shows strong support for climate action - PLAN Washington

Washington rejects carbon tax, but backers are undeterred - AP

Carbon Tax Initiative Fails in Washington State - EOS

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