Carbon tax calls for refashioning rural Washington

From the Capital Press

A carbon tax bill in the Washington Senate seeks to shelter farmers from higher fuel costs and calls for investing in rural economies with electric vehicles, public transit and a faster internet to encourage telecommuting.

Farm groups and rural Republican legislators, however, have not warmed to the bill.

Farm groups say they’re worried about increasing off-farm transportation costs, while rural lawmakers say the tax will penalize their constituents who drive long distances to work. Read the rest of the story here.

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