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Inslee, U.S. Climate Alliance partners on importance of state actions –
In wake of Supreme Court ruling!

Credit: E-Newsletter

Supreme Court weakens federal climate efforts: Inslee and U.S. Climate Alliance partners emphasize importance of state actions

From the Office of Gov. Jay Inslee:

Thursday’s West Virginia v. EPA ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a major blow to the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to regulate power plants. In response, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee joined other representatives of the U.S. Climate Alliance to respond and decry the ruling.

“We are deeply disappointed in this regressive decision, but it only hardens our resolve to act with the boldness and urgency the climate crisis demands. At a time when we’re seeing devastating droughts, wildfires, and storms become the norm, the Supreme Court has sided with polluters at the expense of the American people,” said Alliance co-chairs Inslee, NY Gov. Kathy Hochul and CA Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Inslee hosted a media availability on Thursday morning to discuss the ruling.

“This decision essentially kneecapped the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to restrain pollution from coal-fired plants,” said Inslee. “This is a health danger that we are now exposed to, and all Americans are exposed to.”

Inslee and 23 other participating governors in the U.S. Climate Alliance have pledged to collectively achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the latest. Washington is among the leading states in the nation with major policies underway to cap carbon emissions and promote cleaner fuels, clean buildings and clean transportation.

Posted by Steve on July 2, 2022 at 12:01 am | Permalink

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