Skip to comments.A mixed vote on global warming: Ballot measures lose, but Democrats gain power
Posted on 11/08/2018 8:10:02 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Environmentalists lost high-profile ballot fights this week to combat climate change and promote conservation. But they took heart that new Democratic control of the U.S. House of Representatives and several governorships could pave the way for future victories against fossil fuels and global warming.
The biggest loss came in Washington state, where a measure to tax carbon dioxide emissions lost 56 percent to 44 percent, despite backing from a broad coalition of Democratic, environmental, union and Native American groups. The measure's lopsided defeat squashed hopes that the tax would become a model for other states to raise the cost, and reduce the desirability, of fuels that produce Earth-warming greenhouse gases.
The environmental movement lost on three other ballot measures Tuesday, but there were victories, too. And Democrats are counting on a decided edge in House and gubernatorial contests to increase the pushback against President Donald Trumps support of oil, gas and coal interests.
There was more progress than not, said National Wildlife Federation President Collin OMara. But its still miles to go before we sleep.
The defeats for environmentalists:
Arizona voters overwhelmingly defeated a measure that would have required the state to get half its power from renewable energy sources like wind and solar power by 2030.
Colorado voted 57 percent to 43 percent to reject rules that would have pushed oil and gas drilling substantially farther from homes, businesses, streams and rivers.
Alaskas Stand for Salmon initiative would have toughened the review of mining, oil and other development to protect the states favorite game fish. But Measure 1 lost 64 percent to 36 percent.
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A mixed vote on global warming: Ballot measures lose, but Democrats gain power
All we KNOW is that when they vote on global warming issues, they are voting on global warming - and global warming got HAMMERED.
The Democrats would not have gained the house, if the Republicans had rallied around President Trump instead of opposing him.
It is one of the few “issues” that the radical RATS have. It always gets back to POWER AND CONTROL. And they have a large voting demographic (created by them and a complicit Congress) that will vote for ANYTHING that the RATS come up with...
Nevada has become more blue than even the state of Washington. Mass, unfettered immigration has made this state just as blue as Hawaii. It’s a lost cause.
Nevada has become more blue than even the state of Washington
Yes, but look how much awesomer things are now. More and more land is getting closed off and unlike the bad old days it is no longer possible to throw a dead cat in midtown without striking a restaurant that serves an ounce of kale for a mere 25 bucks
Or sushi for $100.
But for that you’d have to throw a homeless meth addict...they are more plentiful than even dead cats.
But for that youd have to throw a homeless meth addict...they are more plentiful than even dead cats.
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