Opinion: Washington State Stops Tracking Climate Change Policy Results

By Todd Myers, Washington Policy Center, June 4, 2019.

Progress on reducing CO2 emissions is no longer tracked by Washington state. Despite giving climate policy a high profile, progress on climate outcomes is not one of the categories tracked by Results Washington.

In February, we noted that the previous climate targets had been removed and replaced with a promise that new metrics on “Combating Climate Change” were “in development” and would be released in the Spring of 2019. The old targets – which the state was failing to meet – were moved to archive, but any mention of and links to those targets were removed.

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