Publication Date: May 2009
Publisher: National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)
Author(s): Tyler Evilsizer
Research Area: Environment; Politics
Keywords: climate change; cap-and-trade
On January 29, 2009, Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire and legislative leaders announced a $500 million package of climate-change legislation that would "create jobs, expand [Washington's] green economy, and make important progress toward energy independence." The legislature adjourned without passing any of it.