Avista Utilities speaks out on Washington’s carbon fee initiative

SPOKANE — Initiative 1631 is a controversial ballot measure that would charge a fee on carbon emissions from fossil fuels. In an email sent to customers Wednesday, Avista Utilities says the initiative will hit people the most in the wallet. …

On Wednesday, Avista sent an email to their customers alerting them of the effect the initiative, if passed, would have on their bills.

… Calling climate change a complicated issue, Avista says they have not taken a position on the measure, but wanted their customers to have all the information, saying, “While we understand the intent behind Initiative 1631, we feel that addressing climate change in a way that balances financial impacts and a desire to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is best addressed by the legislature.”

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