two weeks in the West

Thompson, Jonathan
June 2007
High Country News;6/11/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 11, p3
The article reports on the development of laws related to greenhouse gas emissions in the Western States. A Western Regional Climate Action Initiative was signed by Utah Governor Jon Huntsman Jr., along with five other states to establish greenhouse gas emission limits. Moreover, the California Energy Commission banned municipal utilities from engaging into new contracts to purchase electricity. Washington Governor Christine Gregoire signed a bill which commits the state to reduce the release of greenhouse gases. Meanwhile, Governor Brian Schweitzer of Montana has signed a green and clean energy bill granting tax breaks to renewable energy projects, such as solar and wind.


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