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By Don C. Brunell
Freelance Columnist 

Careful Not to Follow Sweden's Haste

 

August 8, 2019



Sweden and Washington State are very similar. Both have strong “green” movements and are quickly moving to eliminate all carbon-emitting fuels from cars and power plants. The caution for Washington elected officials is not to jam through hastily mandated programs which have significant unintended consequences such as has happened recently in Sweden.

Washington and Sweden are aggressively working to put more electric vehicles on the road. Transportation is Washington State’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions, but our GHG levels are pale in comparison with China.

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