Whitman County Gazette 

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Carbon tax may help alleviate

climate change

We just had one of our wettest Aprils on record. Yet, more than half of our state is abnormally or moderately dry and almost one-fourth in the grip of severe drought.

Drought is expected here in Eastern Washington again this summer. What does it take to break the pattern of seasonal drought and wildfires in our state—and the northwest?

In the face of climate change, we need a tool with teeth and plenty of punch, but also ready-to-hand and user friendly. Carbon pricing — charging fossil fuel companies for their emissions — is precisely th...

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