Mayor Bassett Supports Governor Inslee's Climate Proposal
December 17, 2014 - Governor Jay Inslee today announced a set of proposals to transition Washington to cleaner sources of energy and meet carbon pollution limits adopted by the state Legislature in 2008.
Mercer Island Mayor Bruce Bassett was among 35 regional elected officials to sign a letter supporting Inslee's action on climate and clean energy. Click here to read the letter.
Mercer Island was a founding member of a coalition of cities that supports collaborative solutions to reducing the region's carbon fooptrint, and many strategies will align with the Governor's proposal. This group, known as the King County-Cities Climate Collaboration (K4C) is developing a roadmap towards meeting shared climate targets in King County that will be announced in January 2015.
Governor Inslee noted that taking action on the climate is "...the smart thing to do because we can make the air cleaner for our children, our businesses can lead the world in clean technology and doing so will bring good-paying jobs to Washington."
Learn more about the City of Mercer Island's green measures here.