The global average temperature in 2017 was 58.51 degrees, which is 1.51 degrees above the 20th century average.
The state’s proposed cap and trade system is similar to existing programs in California and some Canadian provinces.
The recently passed tax law reduces the corporate income tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent.
The measure includes several exemptions, including aviation fuel and fossil fuels used in agriculture.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee proposes energy tax
The Oregon Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Jan. 5 about the fate of an 80-acre solar project on farmland in Oregon’s Jackson County.
Franz: Proceeds from any carbon tax or cap should go to Washington’s rural communities and economies.