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2019 Legislative Wrap: Climate Change and Energy

League Goal: reduce greenhouse gas emissions, put a price on carbon, and enact measures to promote climate resiliency.

Climate change is having a significant effect on Washington State’s natural and economic landscape. Addressing climate change impacts will require a sustained commitment to integrating climate information into legislation and government programs and services.

From LWVWA Legislative Newsletter:

We are celebrating the unprecedented legislative session that addressed significant Climate bills, and expect to see those bills which did not pass this session reintroduced next session.

Our main energy goal this session was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in order to increase climate resilience. The bills, described below, are part of the governor’s environmental legislative package designed to achieve this goal. The governor’s requested legislation promotes climate resilience by requiring that new buildings and appliances be energy efficient. Both bills passed this legislative session and will soon become law, promoting the health of our climate.

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