News Cap and Trade Bill Queued Up in Olympia
posted by December 26 at 16:11 PMon
In part, I was exasperated by leadership’s environmentally stupid push for a viaduct rebuild.
But mostly, I was dumbfounded the Democrats weren’t getting off the dime and passing a cap and trade bill. (Instead, we got Gov. Gregoire’s press conference panel something la di da.)
Well this year, Rep. Dave Upthegrove (D-33, Des Moines), the new chair of the Ecology and Parks Committee, says his priority is a cap and trade bill.
Last year’s cap and trade effort was led by Rep. Maralyn Chase (D-32, Shoreline), and she was not taken seriously.
I’m glad to see that committee chairs are now behind the idea. Well, at least some. As I reported last week, the supermajority dems are up to their old tricks.