<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=192888919167017&amp;ev=PageView&amp;noscript=1">
Friday, December 1, 2023
Dec. 1, 2023

Linkedin Pinterest

Letter: Reconsider cap-and-trade


Washington’s cap-and-trade program, backed by Gov. Jay Inslee, has brought about unforeseen hardships. The tangible outcomes behind environmental stewardship have been far from positive. We now bear some of the highest gasoline prices in the nation.

It’s disheartening to hear tales of families faced with the impossible choice of fueling their vehicles or putting food on their tables. Such decisions should never be a reality in our prosperous state.

I urge our state’s legislators to reconsider the cap-and-trade program. It’s essential that we strike a balance between environmental progress and economic viability for all Washingtonians. Low-income families are hit the hardest.

We encourage readers to express their views about public issues. Letters to the editor are subject to editing for brevity and clarity. Limit letters to 200 words (100 words if endorsing or opposing a political candidate or ballot measure) and allow 30 days between submissions. Send Us a Letter

Support local journalism

Your tax-deductible donation to The Columbian’s Community Funded Journalism program will contribute to better local reporting on key issues, including homelessness, housing, transportation and the environment. Reporters will focus on narrative, investigative and data-driven storytelling.

Local journalism needs your help. It’s an essential part of a healthy community and a healthy democracy.

Community Funded Journalism logo