MCEA Staff blog regularly about current environmental issues and how they relate to MCEA's work.
Just back from the West Coast. In Washington state right now, there is a vigorous debate going on, not about whether to take action to set a price on carbon, but about how. The "I-732" campaign proposed a revenue-neutral carbon tax, meaning carbon tax revenues will be offset by reductions in sales and business taxes, while a different alliance is also proposing a carbon tax but targeting the revenue toward investments in a clean energy economy: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/carbon-tax-initiative-divides-environmentalists/.
There is no indication of substantial Republican support, or what a vigorous opposition campaign would do, but it is nice to see a state comparable to Minnesota in many ways discussing serious climate policy.