In 2020, Jay Inslee ran a quixotic single issue campaign for president (on the dime of Washington taxpayers) that never got off the ground, dropping out before Iowa, singularly focusing on climate change and his record as governor of Washington in fighting it. After Biden’s election, speculation swirled around whether he’d resign as governor of Washington to become the head of the DOE or EPA.

Inslee’s record as governor of Washington State tells a very different story from the rosy reputation he sold in his stump speeches in Iowa and New Hampshire. …

Andrew Damitio

Environmental Economics and Policy alum of Oregon State University

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