Diver Kim Thomas holds a “Yes on 1631” sign as she dives in a large aquarium display at the Seattle Aquarium during an event to announce the endorsement of Initiative 1631 by the aquarium and the Woodland Park Zoo, Oct. 25, in Seattle. Voters last week rejected I-1631, which would have charged large polluters an escalating fee on fossil-fuel emissions, with 56 percent against the measure. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

Diver Kim Thomas holds a “Yes on 1631” sign as she dives in a large aquarium display at the Seattle Aquarium during an event to announce the endorsement of Initiative 1631 by the aquarium and the Woodland Park Zoo, Oct. 25, in Seattle. Voters last week rejected I-1631, which would have charged large polluters an escalating fee on fossil-fuel emissions, with 56 percent against the measure. (Ted S. Warren/Associated Press)

Editorial: Clearing the air after I-1631’s rejection

The carbon fee measure’s loss does not represent a rejection of the need to address climate change.

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