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The West’s Historic Plan to Tackle Climate Change

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The leaders of Oregon, British Columbia, California and Washington signed the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy today, committing their governments to a comprehensive and far-reaching strategic alignment to combat climate change and promote clean energy.

San Francisco, CA Oct 28, 2013

The leaders of Oregon, British Columbia, California and Washington signed the Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy today, committing their governments to a comprehensive and far-reaching strategic alignment to combat climate change and promote clean energy. 

Through the action plan, the leaders agreed that all four jurisdictions will account for the costs of carbon pollution and that, where appropriate and feasible, link programs to create consistency and predictability across the region of 53 million people. The leaders also committed to adopting and maintaining low carbon fuel standards in each jurisdiction. In a joint statement, the leaders committed to “meaningful coordination and linkage between states and provinces across North America.”

“It’s very encouraging to see both the business community and our elected officials call for a common-sense, proactive approach to addressing climate change,” said Andrea Durbin, executive director at Oregon Environmental Council. “The Pacific Coast Action Plan is an important step forward, and this event is proof that we can make meaningful progress that works for businesses, people, and the planet.” 

The action plan is available on the Pacific Coast Collaborative website.

About the Oregon Environmental Council

The Oregon Environmental Council safeguards what Oregonians love about Oregon—clean air and water, an unpolluted landscape and healthy food produced by local farmers. For more than 40 years we’ve been a champion for solutions to protect the health of every Oregonian and the place we call home. Find out more at www.oeconline.org.

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