Inslee Selected for Obama Climate Task Force

Governor Jay Inslee addressing the WCTA
Governor Jay Inslee addressing the WCTA

By Andrew Garber, The Seattle Times

President Barack Obama has selected Gov. Jay Inslee and 25 other elected officials to serve on a climate change task force.

Inslee’s office on Friday said the panel will include governors, mayors, county officials and tribal leaders from a range of states and communities.

“Washingtonians are every day seeing the dangerous effects of climate change in more devastating wildfires, increasing ocean acidification, and other impacts that are already taking a toll on our economy and our natural resources. And while we undertake actions to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that are driving these dangerous climate shifts, we must as a state and nation better prepare our communities and our infrastructure to face these accelerating impacts,” Inslee said in a statement.

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