Washington Nontoxic Greenhouse Gas Regulation (2010)
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Text of measure
The ballot title read:
- Statement of Subject: Initiative Measure No. 1065 concerns prohibiting government from taxing or regulating greenhouse gas production.
- Concise Description: This measure would prohibit state and local government from taxing or regulating greenhouse gases; declare federal laws inconsistent with these prohibitions are invalid; and establish penalties for enforcing laws inconsistent with these prohibitions.
- Should this measure be enacted into law? Yes [ ] No [ ]
According to the description prepared by the Washington Secretary of State:
This measure would prohibit state and local government from taxing, penalizing, or regulating production or emission of greenhouse gases, and would prohibit adopting policies or disincentives designed to modify emissions directly or indirectly. The measure would declare to be void any federal action contrary to these prohibitions and any government action violating these prohibitions by indirect effect. The measure would also establish penalties for individuals enforcing or attempting to enforce laws inconsistent with these prohibitions.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Washington signature requirements
According to state officials, no petitions were filed in an effort to qualify the measure for the ballot. In order to place the proposed measure on the 2010 ballot, organizers were required to collect a minimum of 241,153 valid signatures.
State of Washington
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