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EPA Proposes Limits on Carbon Dioxide From Power Plants: What It Means for the Pacific Northwest

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week issued is long-anticipated proposal to limit carbon dioxide from power plants, dubbed the “Clean Power Plan.” Predictably, both industry groups …

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Governor Inslee Issues Comprehensive Executive Order on Climate Change

Washington Governor Jay Inslee today issued an Executive Order that will address Washington’s greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions on many different fronts. Issued in apparent response to the …

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Getting a CLEW from the IPCC: Can IPCC’s Policy Analysis Break the Olympia Logjam on Climate Policy?

The recently-released Fifth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (“IPCC”) has received widespread coverage for its conclusion, expressed with “high confidence,” that …

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Pacific Coast Action Plan Sets Framework for Regional Climate and Energy Action

Last week, the governors of the three West Coast states and the Premier of British Columbia signed the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy. While …

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Getting a CLEW About Climate Legislation: Report to Governor’s Climate Workgroup Suggests Future Course of Greenhouse Gas Regulation in Washington

Earlier this week, Leidos (formerly SAIC International) delivered its final report evaluating greenhouse gas (“GHG”) reduction policies from other jurisdictions to the Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup …

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Ninth Circuit Upholds California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Finding No Discrimination Against Out-of-State Fuel Producers

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today issued what may prove to be a landmark decision concerning California’s efforts to regulate emissions of greenhouse …

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Gov. Inslee’s Climate Change Study Bill Is The First Energy Legislation to Clear the Washington Legislature

On Monday, the Washington House of Representatives passed ESSB 5802, which creates a “Climate Legislative and Executive Work Group” to study the state’s options for achieving significant …

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California, Climate Change, and the Commerce Clause: Ninth Circuit Expresses Skepticism in Argument Involving Low-Carbon Fuel Standard

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit last week heard oral argument in a challenge brought by a number of out-of-state biofuel producers who assert …

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