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.