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Part of the problem


I was one of the founders of the organization that gradually morphed into Climate Solutions, but broke with them when they closed their Energy Outreach Center. Frankly, Climate Solutions was a significant part of the problem. The refusal of “big green” to support the revenue-neutral carbon tax in 2016 resulted in a large cadre of climate activists (over 1,000 volunteers) largely sitting out the Initiative 1631 campaign (“What Killed Washington’s Carbon Tax?HCN, 1/21/19). I supported 1631, even though it was, in my opinion, an inferior approach. I secured a couple of useful endorsements for it, but I did not do any legwork for it. Bitter pills leave a long aftertaste.