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Amending state greenhouse gas emission limits for consistency with the most recent assessment of climate change science (Fitzgibbon, Ryu, Peterson)

Addresses the most recent assessment of climate change
science and changes certain requirements of the state with
regard to emissions of greenhouse gases.

1ST SUBSTITUTE COMPARED TO ORIGINAL: The substitute bill adds elements to the report that the Department of Ecology must submiteach biennium to the Governor and the Legislature. These elements include:
Ÿ-greenhouse gas emissions from wildfire in the state;
-greenhouse gas emissions of the other states on a per capita and total basis, and Washington's ranking among the other states on a per capita and total basis;
-the greenhouse gas emission reductions for each state agency, and the cost to each state agency to achieve those reductions; and
-the greenhouse gas emissions, and costs incurred to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, for the University of Washington, Washington State University, Western Washington University, Central Washington University, Eastern Washington University, and The Evergreen State College.

Hearing Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 -- 3:30 pm

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=1144&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)