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Governor instructs Ecology to develop cap on carbon emissions

July 28, 2015 — Gov. Jay Inslee has directed Ecology to step up enforcement of state pollution laws and develop a regulatory cap on carbon emissions. The cap on emissions would force a significant reduction in air pollution.

The governor directed Ecology Director Maia Bellon to develop a system of emission reductions using the agency’s authority granted under the state's Clean Air Act. The emissions cap will be the centerpiece of Inslee's effort to meet the greenhouse gas limits set by the Washington Legislature in 2008. The process will be open and transparent and will include input from stakeholders. It is expected to take about a year. We will post more on this process as information becomes available.

See the release issued by the governor’s office for more information.


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