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PostSat Oct 13, 2018 8:11 pm 
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Helicopter overflight of Anderson massif glaciers from QIN president Fawn Sharp:

https://www.facebook.com/1607975222/posts/10215002588890671/

https://vimeo.com/294978726
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PostMon Oct 15, 2018 1:44 pm 
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Interesting discussion there...

Ms. Sharp (pres of Quinault Business Council) claims "big oil" will pay this fee, not consumers!  The fee will start at 14 cents/gallon in 2020, and rise to 56 cents over 15 years.

The net operating margin for oil refineries was 1.92% in the last quarter, or 5 cents/gallon of the wholesale price.  If refiners absorb the carbon fee as Fawn claims, they'll be operating at a big and growing loss, with 3 possible outcomes: WA refineries would (1) export all refined products to market out-of-state or (2) shut down or (3) go bankrupt.

I do so wish for a CLEAN carbon tax that would pay for education, health, public safety and public transportation.  Not this "fee" to a new bureaucracy running programs of dubious merit which, based on BC's experience, will be ineffective.

(One of those programs is 5% set-aside to coastal tribes such as the Quinault and Quileute to pay for relocation out of tsunami zone, and who just received a $44 million Federal grant for that purpose.  Of course, I'm sure  rolleyes.gif this would has nothing to do with Ms. Sharp's campaign for I-1631.)

Quileute Tribal School
construction cost $44.1 million, cost/student $558,000
students 79, staff 36, teachers 22, student/teacher ratio 4

National average school construction cost/student $38,718
Washington state average student/teacher ratio 19


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