Washington state voters have soundly rejected a carbon tax, Initiative 1631.

This is the second time in a row Washington voters have said NO to the aggressive carbon tax pushers. Carbon taxes continue to be politcally toxic.

“The carbon tax is gasoline tax plus a tax on home heating and air conditioning. A carbon tax raises the cost of living for all citizens. The carbon tax is so devastating to job creation and economic growth that it should never be imposed,” said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. “Some carbon tax advocates suggest that we try it out on one state to see how much damage it does. Washington State has just told the world it doesn’t want to be that guinea pig. Again.”