WA Governor Jay Inslee wants rule by next summer to cap carbon emissions

By The Associated Press (The Seattle Times) -

Gov. Jay Inslee is asking the director of Ecology to do “everything possible” to come up with a binding cap on greenhouse gas emissions by next summer.

After failing to get legislation on his cap-and-trade program, Inslee announced last month he would use his executive authority to develop a cap under the state’s Clean Air Act.

In a letter Thursday to Ecology Director Maia Bellon, the governor said he hopes she will start the rule-making process in late September and have a proposed rule out for public review by January. He said he believes a rule could be adopted by summer 2016.