Politics & Government

December 20, 2014 4:07 PM

Inslee cap-and-trade plan for carbon emitters could hit 130 enterprises including the state’s five refineries

Polluters pay: Cap and trade would require companies that emit the most greenhouse gases to buy pollution credits at auction starting in July 2016. In Washington, emissions data from 2012-13 show there were 130 firms or facilities – including the state’s five oil refineries, fuel transportation firms, Boeing, and paper mills – that were emitting enough that they would have had to pay if the Inslee’s proposal had been in effect at the time.

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