1631: Costly, Unfair, and Ineffective

Initiative 1631 is a deeply flawed and poorly written proposal to create a new energy tax that would increase consumer prices for gasoline, electricity, natural gas, heating fuel, as well as  everything we buy that would be produced or shipped in Washington. An independent study found that I-1631 would cost the average Washington household $440 more in 2020, increasing every year with no cap, reaching $990 by 2035.  I-1631 is being promoted as a fee on “large polluters” but would actually exempt many of the state’s largest carbon emitters, meaning the burden would fall on the shoulders of working families, including low-income and fixed-income households who can least afford it.