Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published January 22, 2014 at 4:31 PM | Page modified January 22, 2014 at 7:42 PM

  • Share:
             
  • Comments (0)
  • Print

State panel releases dueling climate reports

A bipartisan state climate panel has released dueling reports how to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions.


Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
No comments have been posted to this article.
Start the conversation >

advertising

OLYMPIA, Wash. —

A bipartisan state climate panel has released dueling reports how to reduce the state's greenhouse gas emissions.

The panel posted separate reports online Wednesday, splitting along party lines. It had missed a December deadline to come up with recommendations on tackling carbon pollution.

Two Democratic lawmakers and Gov. Jay Inslee recommended more ambitious policies including capping carbon pollution, reducing the amount of coal-powered electricity utilities in the state use and promote cleaner cars and cleaner fuels. They say the state must take action to meet a state mandate to cut emissions.

Meanwhile, the panel's two Republicans recommended studying nuclear generation, encouraging conservation, providing incentives for hydroelectric power and revisiting the emissions goals set in 2008. They want an additional year to study the impacts of the policies.



News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Free 4-week trial, then $99 a year.

Free 4-week trial, then $99 a year.

Unlimited seattletimes.com access. Try it now.

Advertising

Partner Video

Advertising

Career Center Blog

Career Center Blog

Looking for joy on the job


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►