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5.21.2009

Washington Climate Change Executive Order Signed

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Governor Christine Gregoire signed an executive order on May 21, 2009, that adopts many of the measures that the Legislature failed to pass in its recent session. Executive Order 09-05, titled “Washington’s Leadership on Climate Change,” directs various state agencies to take actions to continue efforts to address greenhouse gas emissions. The order adds some provisions from the Governor’s climate change bill, while stopping short of actually adopting cap-and-trade. View full article (PDF).