Environmental Attorneys in Seattle and Olympia
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Jay Manning Helps Governors and Premier Adopt Pacific Coast Climate and Energy Plan
On October 28, 2013, Governor Jay Inslee joined Governors John Kitzhaber and Jerry Brown and British Columbia Premier Christie Clarke to announce the Pacific Coast Climate and Energy Plan. The Plan contains an aggressive agenda for reducing emissions of greenhouse gases and moving from fossil fuels to renewables and efficiency. The Pacific Coast agenda commits Washington to imposing a cap on carbon emissions and enacting a low carbon fuel standard. It also includes new initiatives in energy efficiency (appliances and buildings), zero emission vehicles and net energy zero homes, high speed rail, clean fuels for heavy vehicles and marine vessels and many other actions designed to reduce carbon emissions and move Washington and the other west coast jurisdictions to a clean energy economy.
Cascadia partner Jay Manning was instrumental in helping the four jurisdictions reach this historic agreement. Jay has been supporting their development of the Pacific Coast Climate and Energy agenda since joining Cascadia two years ago. With his exceptional experience in climate and energy issues, deep understanding of intergovernmental agreements generally and the Pacific Coast Collaborative in particular, and his own longstanding relationships with key state and provincial leaders, Jay has been uniquely able to assist the states and Province work together to develop this aggressive agenda.
Jay will continue helping the jurisdictions move from planning to implementation. Jay and the Cascadia team are available to assist businesses, local governments and other organizations face the challenge of addressing climate change, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and otherwise preparing for climate impacts.
King 5 Seattle:
West Coast leaders sign pact to combat climate change, Oct. 28, 2013
Northwest Public Radio:
Oregon And Washington Governors Agree To New Controls On Carbon Emissions, Oct. 28, 2013