Regional Climate Change Initiative

Archived: 05/31/2014

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Governors of Oregon, Washington, and California approved a series of recommendations for action to combat global warming, as detailed in the West Coast Governors' Report on Global Warming. Each state must act individually and regionally to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs). The initiative includes adopting standards to reduce GHG emissions from vehicles by expanding markets for efficiency, renewable energy and alternative fuels, including creating a working group on developing hydrogen fuel. Building upon this commitment, Oregon joined other western states and several Canadian provinces and signed an agreement establishing the Western Climate Initiative, a joint effort to reduce GHG emissions and address climate change.