Trailblazing in Washington with a Unique Approach to Capping Emissions Video
Washington secured a unique place for itself in the world of climate policy when the state adopted its Clean Air Rule on September 15. The rule introduced individual caps for entities that are responsible for 100,000mt or more annually, and the caps decrease by an average of 1.7 percent of the baseline annually. Enacted under authority from the state’s Clean Air Act, the rule will be a significant tool to help the state reach its emissions reduction goals of 1990 levels by 2020 and 25 percent below that by 2035. The Climate Action Reserve welcomes special guest speakers Sarah Rees and Bill Drumheller from the Washington Department of Ecology for an overview of the Clean Air Rule and details on how emission reductions from the Climate Action Reserve and other sources can be used for the program.