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By Roger Harnack
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Rep. Dye has plan for carbon tax funds

Discover Pass could be eliminated

 

December 9, 2021



POMEROY — A 9th Legislative District representative wants to use the state’s new carbon tax revenue as a way to eliminate the Discover Pass and cut fees to access and use publicly owned lands.

Rep. Mary Dye, R-Pomeroy, is expected to introduce her Outdoor Recreation and Climate Adaption plan during the upcoming legislative session, which starts Jan. 10.

The plan would dedicate previously approved Climate Commitment Act revenues – projected to be about $4 billion for the decade spanning 2023-2032 – to end the Discover Pass program, reduce park access and other fees and improve recre...



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