Skip to comments.Washington Governor Imposes Cap-And-Trade Through Executive Order
Posted on 04/30/2014 3:30:02 PM PDT by lowbridge
Washington Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee is not waiting for the state legislature to regulate carbon dioxide emissions, but instead has issued an executive order to implement a cap-and-trade program, eliminate coal power and fund green energy projects.
This is the right time to act, the right place to act and we are the right people to act, Inslee said. We will engage the right people, consider the right options, ask the right questions and come to the right answers answers that work for Washington.
Inlsee argues that more action is needed if the state is to meet climate goals passed by the legislature in 2008. Those goals call for the state to lower its carbon dioxide emissions by certain amounts by 2020.
The governors office is now imposing a cap-and-trade system to lower carbon dioxide emissions in order to meet state goals. Inslee has created a Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force to design the states carbon trading system. The task force held its first meeting on Tuesday and will give its final recommendations to the governor in November.
The executive order also requires state regulators to work with utilities to ban coal as a source of electricity in the state. Inslee has also ordered the creation of a clean fuel standard to reduce emissions from cars, trucks and other vehicles.
And, of course, no climate plan would be complete without a program to fund green energy projects across the state. Inslee wants state regulators to work with Washington State University and others to create green energy programs and initiatives aimed at increasing solar power despite the states reputation for cloudy days.
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You know, I come here and I read this stuff, and it becomes more apparent by the day, our nation is over.
If the pResident does it then it must be ok. This is how tyranny gets a foothold. At EVERY level.
Remember the cattle grazing!
Truth be told America has been gone for quite some time, old friend. We are all just waiting for the inevitable sh**storm to come.
And it is coming.
Join the collective, what could go wrong.
This is how the communists did it before...
Just the names have been changed to protect the guilty.
This is yet another in a long series of daily examples why electing people of principle matters. this communist is why we need people that will fight, not people that stand meekly aside or even help through their reach across the aisle acquiescence.
Eventually people will accept it is a fact. It is why we broke away from England to begin with. And the sooner people accept the reality of it, the sooner guys like this will be impeached and/or put on trial for treason.
Boy the bull$hit leftist moves keep piling up all over the place. Mkes me wonder if hey are publishing false propaganda to push buttons and make people lose it so they start shooting up the place then can (for once) say that a rightie did it so they can shove their anti-gun kegislation down our throats. Something is up. The leftist agenda reports are pouring in left and right lately possibly directed as an organized attack,
Wonder how the Governor plans to prosecute offenders of his decree?
If he is talking about electricity generated by coal they import from other states what he did might not stand up to law. ND just won a lawsuit against Minnesota over that;
Yep, I hear ya.
IN the meatime, they haven't returned the money. Is stealing legal now??
Since Boeing makes nasty CO2 generating machines they should move out of Washington so as not to sully their Green Dream.
Washington state is powered by the dams on the Columbia River. You cannot get much “greener” than that. I can’t imagine we get a single watt of energy from coal.
You gotta love it when these politicians enact regulations that are irrelevant and then try to claim they’ve accomplished something wonderful.
He should be stopped. I agree.
Good people are losing faith in this nation. Our government seems hell bent on destroying that faith as fast as it can.
This idiot is just one more example.
What does the Washington State Constitution say about executive orders?
Note that if the Washington State Constitution is silent about executive orders like the federal Constitution is, then such orders likely don't have the force of law unless they are supported by the state's legislative branch. And since it appears that the Washington State governor is using executive orders to "bypass" his state's legislative branch, the governor is likely brandishing meaningless executive orders to blow hot air like Obama does.
Did he borrow 0’s pen and phone? The Whim of one is greater than the need of the many!
Of course, Buddy Brew is better than overpriced Starbucks.
Boeing has a plant in South Carolina, so I think they might move more jobs there.
And, IIRC, they do not consider hydro power to be "green" and "renewable" and thus not eligible for kickbacks and subsidies....their lunacy is breathtaking to behold.
Insane. These evil Statists want to play God.
I hope after everything collapses ( <= June 2017) that there are enough Patriots who will seek out all these evil politicians from both parties that contributed to our downfall, and give them true and proper justice.
This shows the deep connection between “environmentalism” and communism.
The words about treason are thrown around more often, but the reality there are 1000's of politicians and media types that are truly comitting High Treason against our Constitution.
My hope that someday, once our Republic is restored, that these slime are put on trial for high treason and if found guilty given the proper punishment in the nearest public square where they live.
We must show no mercy to those that are willingly seeking to destroy all we hold dear.
Absolutely. When a governor/other pol usurps power like this and violates the rights of his people as he/they have, it is treason. He just declared himself king. I don’t know what else people could possibly call it.
It’s very easy to lose faith in the men of this.
Impossible to lose faith in its ideas.
The people get the government they deserve.
That’s a good point.
It’s already happening. Boeing is as good as gone. They’ll shed 25% of their WA state jobs within the next 5 years, just on the attrition of programs that are winding down.
They got the 777X assembly and wing. That’s new, and a sop to the union.
Their R&D is moving to anywhere but here, literally. WA state used to get 54% of R&D spend, but it will drop to 3% next fiscal year.
We got Google and MSFT, meh. Who cares about stuff that actually does something in real life?
I think there’s some truth to that.
I would have a hard time agreeing everyone deserves it.
Have fun sitting in the dark, guys. LOL
companies should just all shut down on day one
they want to destroy society so they can rebuild it as utopia
It sure does. I was optimistic about America as a kid, the 80’s. Now I see nothing good in the future.
Yes, the Reagan years were something else. Glad I got to live through it.
“And it is coming.”
Yes, it is.
Gov. Inslee is insane and so is that clown from the Cascadia Crazies Commune.
Washington State’s beautiful trees need Carbon Dioxide in order to grow, so these aholes want to deprive them of their needed chemicals.
Makes sense if you are a Democrat in Washington State, or Oregon, or California.
To the rest of us sane and rational people, it doesn’t.
1. The Grand Coulee Dam on Washington’s Columbia River is the largest hydroelectric power producer in the United States, with a total generating capacity of 6,809 megawatts.
2. In 2013, Washington was the leading producer of electricity from hydroelectric sources and produced 29% of the nation’s net hydroelectricity generation.
3. Washington ranked 10th in the nation in net generation of electricity from wind energy in 2013.
4. In 2013, Washington had the lowest residential electricity prices in the nation and the lowest combined electricity price across all sectors.
NOW explain to me why we need this executive order, Governor.
My God. Washington State is maybe 2 or 3 years away from being California.
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I would love to see them try to breach Grand Coulee, the dum basses.
Washington State that is controlled by urban corridor liberals managed to elect a governor who was a do noting member of congress and has the support of the environmental lobby. He took over from Chris Gregoire who believed, as Barack Obama does, that legislative processes are an inconvenience.
He is as insulated as Obama in that our legislature tips his way and the idea of veto powers rescinding his order is a non-starter.
Six years ago this state raised it gas tax in what was sold as a budget cure for deferred maintenance resulting from political budget games that sucked the coffers dry.
If this XO stands the revenue would be huge and the chances of monitoring how it is spent would be minimal.
IMO, any governor that shakes things up like this by EO, should be impeached.
Let the process work. By doing this, he is subverting the charter of the state government.
EOs are supposed to be house-keeping and emergency related.
This is just chicken—— ruthless behavior.
She put him in charge of the Department of Ecology and gave him the power to both make regulations AND enforce them.