Climate impacts in Washington state

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Climate Impacts and Action in Washington. Together, We Can Lead. 

Bill Dewey harvests shellfish, an occupation that dates back millennia in the cool, coastal waters of Washington. But fast-moving changes threaten that livelihood and could radically alter the quality of life across much of the Evergreen State.

Reinvesting in Washington - remarks on proposed 2015-17 budget

Washington's Transition to Clean Energy

Carbon Pollution Executive Order

Governor Inslee's Executive Order 14-04: Washington Carbon Pollution Reduction and Clean Energy Action

In April 2014, Gov. Inslee signed Executive Order 14-04 outlining a series of next steps to reduce carbon pollution in Washington state and improve energy independence through use of clean energy.
The Executive Order builds upon earlier studies and work groups to take action in 7 key areas:

Inslee proposes sustainable, responsible, fair budget to "reinvest in Washington"

Gov. Jay Inslee declared today “it is time to reinvest in Washington” and proposed his 2015–17 budget that makes a bold commitment to education and protects important services hit hard by budget cuts during the recession.

Inslee announces slate of proposals to curb pollution, transition Washington to cleaner sources of energy

SEATTLE – Gov. Jay Inslee today announced a set of proposals to transition Washington to cleaner sources of energy and meet carbon pollution limits adopted by the state Legislature in 2008.

2015 Carbon Pollution Reduction Legislative Proposals

Gov. Inslee statement on Washington state's comments to EPA carbon rules

This week, the state of Washington submitted formal comments to the Environmental Protection Agency in response to its proposed Clean Power Plan to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants.

Inslee set to release detailed legislative proposals on education, transportation, climate, budget

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee will unveil key elements of his 2015 legislative agenda and proposed 2015–17 budget in a series of events next week.

West Coast Leaders Applaud Obama Administration Proposal to Cut Carbon Pollution

Washington, California, Oregon and British Columbia Urge Strong Federal Action to Combat Global Warming

Governor Inslee statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to cut carbon pollution from power plants

“I applaud President Barack Obama and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for taking this critical step in setting the first-ever national limits on carbon pollution from existing power plants.

Gov. Inslee and UK Minister of Energy and Climate Change sign agreement to extend collaboration on climate action

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Washington wins federal grant to lead Pacific Coast Collaborative energy efficiency plan

West Coast leaders will develop policy models to bolster cost-saving energy efficiency programs

Letter from Gov. Jay Inslee on Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force (CERT) report

TO: Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force

FROM: Jay Inslee, Governor

British Columbia, California, Oregon & Washington join forces to combat climate change

West Coast Leaders Commit to Accounting for the Costs of Carbon, Clean Fuel Standards, Other Clean Energy Priorities for Region of 53 Million People 

Statements from Governor Inslee and Chair of the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs on Super Typhoon Haiyan

Governor Inslee issued this statement today:

State of the State 2014: Governor Inslee calls on legislators to invest in education, finish work on transportation, and boost minimum wage

Gov. Inslee announces executive action to reduce carbon pollution and promote clean energy

Gov. Jay Inslee today signed an executive order outlining a series of steps to cut carbon pollution in Washington and advance development and use of clean energy technologies. 

Governor and UK delegation hold follow up meeting on climate partnership

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Jobs, water and fish - Governor Inslee introduces Yakima River Basin bill to protect jobs, improve fish passage

OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee today requested legislation that protects and creates agricultural jobs and addresses fish passage and water supply issues in the Yakima Valley region.

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