Newly elected Jay Inslee has stated that he will jumpstart Washington's economy by investing in green energy. Inslee should instead place his focus on reducing gas prices.
Four years ago, gas was $1.89. At its height, it was $4.54. High gas prices mean higher prices for everything that uses fuel...getting food and clothes to market, public transportation, construction costs, restaurant meals, etc. Reducing gas prices, would put more disposable income into people's hands where they could spend it on food, shelter, heating their homes, and maybe even something frivolous. People could resume their charitable donations.
Green energy is great, but we need to be energy independent, whether that is green, new oil reserves or a pipeline from Canada. We should not be relying on Middle Eastern oil, thus supporting the true War on Women.
Let's shrink the obscene oil company profits, get more money into people's hands, become energy independent, and reinvigorate the economy by decreasing the price at the gas pump.