Washington’s Governor Sets Climate Change Goals

Olympia, WA (May 3, 2007)- Washington’s Governor Chris Gregoire signed SB 6001 into law. The new state law sets a goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 50 percent below 1990 levels over the course of the next four decades.

The law essentially forbids utilities from building or entering into contracts with plants that don’t meet greenhouse gas standards. The governor, in signing SB 6001 into law, said “we are saying that, here, in this Washington, no more delay, no more doubt, no more excuses. Today, together, we take action.”