Sen. Joe Nguyễn (D-White Center), chair of the Environment, Energy & Technology Committee, issued the following statement on the Department of Ecology’s preliminary decision to link Washington’s carbon market with California and Québec:  

“I am excited to hear of the Department of Ecology’s decision to pursue a linkage agreement with our partners in California and Québec. While there are details that still need to be worked out, this is a crucial step forward for the stability of our cap-and-invest program.  

Washington, California and Québec have all exemplified strong commitments to decarbonizing and this partnership will solidify our positions as global leaders in the fight against climate change.”