Contact Your Legislators Name* First Last Email* Physical Address*Please start typing and then CHOOSE YOUR ADDRESS FROM THE DROPDOWN.HiddenFormatted Address Subject Personal MessagePlease include your own personal message here about why you oppose these costly, regressive and ineffective bills. Adding a few sentences about your personal story will help make your message stronger.MessageDear Representatives/Senator: I am writing to express my deep concern about Washington’s deeply flawed and costly new cap-and-trade program that was launched earlier this year. Independent sources, such as Washington Policy Center and Washington Research Council (WRC) estimate that based on the February 28th auction price, the compliance costs for this program are adding 38 cents per gallon to the cost to manufacture gasoline and 47 cents per gallon to the cost to manufacture diesel. According to the Department of Ecology almost $300 million in compliance costs has been collected so far this year. An independent analysis conducted by WRC also estimates the program could cost $1.3 billion by year-end. These costs are almost three times higher than originally estimated when the legislature voted cap-and-trade into law. In its rush to be the greenest state, Washington created the most expensive cap-and-trade program of its kind in the nation. I urge you to work with your legislative colleagues to fix this flawed program to make it work as intended in meeting our climate goals without placing enormous cost burdens on Washington families, small businesses, family farmers and working people across our state.HiddenRepresentative Emails CommentsThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.