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Washington State Shouldn’t Replicate British Columbia’s Failed Carbon Tax Experiment


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Washington State Shouldn’t Replicate British Columbia’s Failed Carbon Tax Experiment

Food & Water Watch

WASHINGTON - Next month, voters will decide whether Washington State implements the first-ever statewide carbon tax in the U.S. Meanwhile, there are lessons to be learned from a carbon tax across the border.

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Just like the Seattle Times editorial, this is shoddy work. If those really are the conclusions of the report, then they forgot to do a real analysis. B.C. population has increased much more than the increase in carbon emissions. The metrics for comparison should be GHG emissions per capita or GDP per unit of GHG emissions not total emissions (this tells you nothing as an aggregate measurement).

This is intellectually dishonest. You can tell by the use of the phrases 'does not appear to be' and 'barely changed'. These aren't real conclusions, they're ideological arguments that omit certain information and compare metrics that don't tell you whether a carbon tax works relative to a province or state that does not have one. Classic case of confounding variables and misinterpretation.