Economist Ed Dolan, an intellectual leader of the Carbon Tax movement, has a three-part serious about why everyone (conservatives,progressives, andÂ libertarians) should love carbon taxes. As if to prove him right, a new study of the BC carbon tax estimates that it willÂ boost economic activityÂ because “the government uses carbon tax revenue to reduce personal and corporate income taxes, making the province a more attractive jurisdiction for investment.” Similar results come from a recent REMI study of carbon tax policies in Massachusetts (study and PPTÂ here, free one-hour webinars this comingÂ MondayÂ andÂ Wednesday, July 22/24, atÂ 2pm ETÂ /Â 11am PT).
CarbonWA is happy announce thatÂ Shi-Ling HsuÂ has agreed to join our Advisory Committee. Shi-Ling is a PhD economist, a law professor at Florida State University, and the author ofÂ The Case for a Carbon Tax. He was previously at University of British Columbia and co-authored (with Yoram) aÂ NY TimesÂ op-ed on the BC carbon tax.
CarbonWA can’t do it without you! PleaseÂ pledgeÂ now to collect signatures between February and June 2014Â to create a ballot measure for a Revenue-Neutral Carbon Tax in Washington State. We’ve got 72,000 signatures pledged and have a goal of 100,000 pledges by the end of the summer. (It takes 300,000 to get on the ballot.) You can also use the sameÂ quick surveyÂ to get involved in the committees working on the campaign, outreach, policy, fundraising, etc.