Today the people of the Northwest and across the country scored a victory as the Environmental Protection Agency answered that question by moving to cut carbon pollution from existing coal plants nationwide.
In a new pact, Governors of Washington, Oregon and California along with British Columbia’s Premier agreed that all four jurisdictions will account for the costs of carbon pollution and that, where appropriate and feasible, link programs to create consistency and predictability across the region of 53 million people. The leaders also committed to adopting and maintaining low carbon fuel standards in each jurisdiction.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee and banker, philanthropist and climate advocate Tom Steyer spoke at the Climate Solutions 5th annual breakfast issuing a clarion call for the West Coast to lead in addressing global warming.
The Obama administration announced a plan for federal climate action today, unveiling a suite of measures to limit climate pollution from power plants, increase renewable energy production, improve energy efficiency standards, and place better controls on methane and other potent contributors to climate disruption.