“Efforts to nudge the nation away from burning fossil fuels and toward harnessing renewable source of energy were rejected by voters Tuesday across a swath of resource-rich states in western states,” concluded Brady Dennis and Dino Grandoni of the Washington Post. “The failure of environmental ballot measures in Arizona, Colorado – and the likely defeat of a proposal to impose fees on carbon emissions in Washington state – underscore the difficulty of tackling a global problem like climate change at the state and local level, where huge sums of money poured in on both sides.”