Three Western U.S. States and British Columbia Sign Climate Agreement

The governors of California, Oregon, and Washington, together with the premier of British Columbia, have signed a pact to coordinate efforts to combat global warming. With a combined GDP of $2.8 trillion and a population of 53 million people, the three states and the Canadian province represent the world’s fifth largest economy.

The leaders agreed to a dozen actions aimed at curbing greenhouse gas emissions, including streamlining permits for renewable energy projects, improving the electric power grid, supporting more research on ocean acidification, and expanding government purchases of electric vehicles, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

Environmentalists have praised the agreement, but, as Jeremy Carl, an energy policy research fellow at Stanford University, noted, “The devil will be in the details, whether they do anything substantive or whether it turns out to be a time-wasting exercise.”

Article appearing courtesy Yale Environment 360.

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