Washington Legislature passes bill to create GHG emissions plan

The Washington Legislature has passed a bill that would work to create recommendations on the best ways to reduce state greenhouse gas emissions, according to the Associated Press.

The bill, which was requested by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, would require an outside consultant to review both Washington’s ongoing efforts to cut carbon emissions as well as similar programs in other states, according to the AP. The consultant would report back to the governor and a workgroup of legislative leaders, who would create a report to present to the full Legislature by the end of the year.

According to the AP, the report is meant to help the state reach its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions levels in 2020 to the level of emissions in 1990.

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