– From KING 5 TV News:
“Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee is heading to the U.N. climate change conference in Paris this week to promote efforts to reduce carbon emissions.”
“Other leaders from Washington are also heading to the summit, including Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien, Olympia Mayor Stephen Buxbaum and King County Councilmember Larry Phillips.
– “Gov. Jay Inslee says he is headed to Paris on Friday to show the state’s commitment to combating “the scourge” of climate change as he attends an international conference.”
“Inslee has made a statewide campaign to reduce greenhouse gases that warm the planet one of the central themes of his administration, but earlier this year he was unable to gain the Legislature’s approval for his centerpiece effort to regulate those emissions.”
“He will spend most of his four days in France attending meetings, where he will talk about Washington’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions, learn what’s happening elsewhere and check in with companies interested in doing business in Washington state,” quoting Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times.