Carlyle introduces governor’s Climate Commitment Act

Sen. Reuven Carlyle joined Gov. Jay Inslee to introduce a slate of environmental policies today to combat the climate crisis, strengthen environmental justice strategies and rebuild Washington’s economy. Carlyle, chair of the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee, is the sponsor of the Climate Commitment Act, a program to cap and limit carbon pollution and invest in clean jobs, environmental justice and climate resilience. The Climate Commitment Act, Clean Fuel Standard and new buildings legislation is central to making steady progress towards the net zero carbon emission reduction goals that are state law. Specifically, the goals are to reduce greenhouse gases to 45 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and to reach net zero and 95 percent below 1990 levels by ...

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