Governor Christine Gregoire issued an executive order on climate change today which contains several directives and policy points found in her cap and trade legislation that failed to pass the Legislature.
Rep. Shelly Short, R-Addy, and ranking Republican on the House Ecology and Parks Committee, released the following statement today regarding the governor’s executive order:
"I would have preferred her to allow the legislative process take its course so that an agreement could be reached within the structure of the Legislature. Regardless, I, and my House Republican colleagues, will continue to work with her to ensure that climate change policies take into account our families, our jobs and our state’s economy."
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