Organisation Name
Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA)
InfluenceMap Query
Carbon Tax
Data Source
Main Web Site

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Opposing a carbon tax

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Not supporting a carbon tax in Washington state (Corporate Website, November 2017)

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WSPA and its members believe that climate change should be addressed at national and international levels. The negligible impact of a carbon tax localized to the state of Washington on mitigating climate change could have a significant negative impact on our state’s businesses. WSPA and its members believe a carbon tax should not be duplicative, placing expensive and unnecessary burdens on already heavily taxed industries. It should create trade exposure, rather than limiting opportunities for businesses that rely on operations within and outside of a state’s borders.

Created: 14/11/2017 Last edited: 16/11/2017


Opposing Carbon Tax

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WSPA ran a successful campaign 'No on 1631' against the introduction of a carbon tax in Washington State, United States. The proposal was defeated in November 2018. WSPA maintained a website (WSPA ran website, November 2018)

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Thank You Our coalition is tremendously grateful that an overwhelming majority of Washington voters looked at the facts about Initiative 1631 and overwhelmingly rejected this poorly written, costly and unfair measure. With nearly 2 million votes counted as of Election Night and 56% of statewide voters favoring NO, it is clear that Initiative 1631 has been soundly defeated. Our success would not have been possible without the steadfast support of our coalition. Whether putting up lawn signs, talking with family and friends, sharing facts on social media, or encouraging others to join the coalition, the efforts of those opposing I-1631 made a huge difference throughout the campaign and particularly on Election Day.

Created: 13/11/2018 Last edited: 13/11/2018