Governor Inslee is leading the race against climate change. Other governors should keep up.
- May 20, 2021 10:51 pm GMT
By Pam Kiely
This post was co-authored by Katelyn Roedner Sutter, Senior Manager, U.S. Climate at EDF
Washington state just officially became the country’s frontrunner on climate action. On Monday, Governor Inslee signed a landmark cap-and-invest bill, called the Climate Commitment Act, which sets the most ambitious limit on climate pollution of any state in the nation. The bill will rapidly drive down emissions in line with Washington’s science-based, climate goals: 45% below 1990 levels by 2030 and 95% by 2050. And in addition to putting the state on the path to a safer climate, the Climate Commitment Act makes crucial steps toward improving local air quality.
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