Carbon Taxes in Theory and in Practice: Lessons from the I-732 Ballot Measure in Washington State
Yoram Bauman, a PhD environmental economist who founded Carbon Washington, will present "Carbon Taxes in Theory and in Practice: Lessons from the I-732 Ballot Measure in Washington State," on Tuesday, March 6, in Duke University's Gross Hall.
In 2015 the grassroots group Carbon Washington stunned the political establishment in Washington State by gathering 360,000 signatures to put a carbon tax on the November 2016 ballot. This seminar will focus on the policy and politics of Initiative 732 and the implications for future state-level efforts in Washington State, in Utah, and perhaps even in North Carolina.
This talk is part of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions and the University Program in Environmental Policy seminar series featuring leading experts discussing a variety of pressing environmentally focused topics. This talk is also sponsored by the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Sanford School of Public Policy.