Inslee on climate change


For the governor, who is running for president with a nearly singular focus on global warming, the climate-change victories were perhaps the most striking.

The Legislature passed a series of bills sought by Inslee and Democratic lawmakers that amount to an expansive climate-change package. Those bills phase out the use of fossil fuels in power generation, cut hydrofluorocarbons, implement new energy standards for large buildings and create efficiency standards for some appliances.