Science Rising is a nationwide mobilization effort taking place throughout 2018 in the run-up to the midterm elections. It is not a one-day march—it is a series of local activities, events, and actions organized by many different groups.

Our shared goal is to ensure that science is front-and-center in the decision-making processes that affect us all—and to fight back against efforts that sideline science from its crucial role in our democracy.

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I-1631 Carbon Fee Debate

October 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Washington Initiative 1631, the Carbon Emissions Fee Measure, is on the ballot in Washington as an Initiative to the People on November 6, 2018.

The initiative proposes the following:

  • enacting a carbon emissions fee of $15 per metric ton of carbon beginning on January 1, 2020;
  • increasing the fee by $2 annually until the state’s greenhouse gas reduction goals are met; and
  • using the revenue from the fee to fund various programs and projects related to the environment.

The University of Washington Center for Environmental Politics will host a debate on I-1631 featuring Mo McBroom (The Nature Conservancy), April Sims (The Washington State Labor Council, representing endorsing labor unions across Washington State) vs. Dana Bieber (Spokesperson for No Campaign) and Lee Newgent (Retired worker / Former head of the Washington Building Trades Council.


Gowen Hall 301
Univserity of Washington
Seattle, WA United States
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