FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 4/29/2014
Councilmember O’Brien’s Statement in Support of Governor Inslee’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce
SEATTLE — Councilmember Mike O’Brien offered the following statement in response to Governor Jay Inslee’s creation of a Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce today:
"Today, I am proud to see Governor Inslee stand with leaders from business, public health, labor and public interest organizations to move Washington forward on climate action. This is the kind of leadership that exemplifies Washington values – acting in the best interest of our economy and environment.
"The City of Seattle has prioritized climate action. We are excited to work with the state to reduce carbon pollution while fostering business solutions to the challenge we face.
"Washington State has a history of being on the cutting edge. To address the challenge of climate change, it will require all of our innovation, energy and ability. Together I know we can make positive change happen."