Washington Governor Issues "Climate Change Challenge" Executive Order to Address Water Resources -- Department of Ecology Gears Up

Published Jun 01, 2007

Tupper Mack Wells attorney Sarah Mack examines the State of Washington’s response to climate change in the June issue of Western Water Law & Policy Reporter. In February 2007, Governor Christine Gregoire issued Executive Order 07‐02, launching a “Washington Climate Change Challenge” initiative to achieve ambitious goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, developing clean energy, and preparing for the impact of global warming. Among other things, the executive order directs the Washington Department of Ecology and other agencies to evaluate and prepare for the impact of global warming on water supply and management. In response, the Department of Ecology has begun to organize a climate change committee on water resources. For more information, contact Sarah Mack at mack@tmw-law.com.

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