Running for president with a single-issue focus: Climate change

Washington governor Jay Inslee is running for president with a single-issue focus on climate change.

Inslee said of climate change: “We have two existential threats right now: one is to our natural systems, and one is to our economic systems.”

Inslee has served as governor of Washington state since 2012. As such, one of his focuses has been environmental concerns in the state, including reducing the use of fossil fuels while pushing alternative energy development and boosting green jobs, according to his bio.

He is co-chair and co-founder of the U.S. Climate Alliance, a bipartisan group of 17 governors who seek to implement the policy goals of the Paris Agreement.

See entire article by Kimberly L. Wright of Gray TV:
https://www.wect.com/2019/01/02/washington-gov-inslee-running-president/

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Inslee doesn’t seem to get it.

The recent resounding defeat of Initiative 1631 in Washington state, a bill meant to tax carbon far, far more heavily than it already is, does not portend well for Inslee’s single-issue focus.

Although Washington is a stronghold of the environmental movement, with 57 percent of the state’s electorate voting against it, Initiative 1631 fell far short of passing.  

I find that heartening.

Maybe Inslee doesn’t get it, but more and more voters do.

They realize that “fighting climate change” is just another way of wrestling power and money from what politicians hope continues to be a gullible public. I think the ‘yellow-vest’ riots in France provide evidence that voters are beginning to wake up.

I’m looking forward to the day that Inslee’s resounding defeat will send a message to other politicians that they need to take their hands out of our pockets and their boots off of our necks.

Governor Inslee, please, stop trying to destroy our economy in your insane grab for power. Are you not aware that glaciers are growing in your own state?

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/after-carbon-fee-defeat-inslee-rolls-out-new-clean-energy-proposals/?

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/after-another-election-failure-pricing-fossil-fuel-pollution-faces-an-uncertain-future-in-washington-state/

The governor’s intention to compete for the Democratic nomination was announced in an article in The Atlantic.

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January 26, 2019 at 05:06AM

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