Amid Doubts, Washington State Seeks Cap & Trade Link With California

November 3, 2023
Washington state environmental officials are formally seeking to link their nascent greenhouse gas “cap-and-invest” system to the established California-Quebec cap-and-trade program, though California officials are reiterating their repeated statements that they are not currently interested in such a partnership. “After careful consideration, I have reached a preliminary decision to pursue linking Washington’s cap-and-invest market with the California-Quebec market,” Laura Watson, director of Washington’s Department of Ecology, says in a Nov. 2 letter to Gov. Jay Inslee (D). “At this juncture,...

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