Colin Hastings, the Executive Director of the Pasco Chamber of Commerce, explains why families and employers across Washington are very concerned about I-1631. I-1631’s new energy tax would cost consumers billions in higher prices for gasoline, electricity, heating fuel and natural gas. It’s so poorly written, it would exempt many of the largest polluters in our state. And there’s no guarantee it would even help our environment. Small businesses and consumers would pay billions in higher costs.