Follow us:

Politics Northwest

The Seattle Times political team explores national, state and local politics.

February 19, 2013 at 4:13 PM

Inslee: State will trigger ‘international revolution’ on energy policy

Gov. Jay Inslee addressed a group of environmental activists in the state Capitol on Tuesday. (Photo by Brian M. Rosenthal/The Seattle Times)

Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday promised a group of environmental activists that Washington state will “lead the world in an energy revolution.”

“This is the spot,” Inslee said in a short speech before a couple hundred activists crowded around the Capitol rotunda. “This is the spot, right here, where an international revolution is going to begin in how we power our economy.”

Among other policy items, Inslee pledged to reduce carbon emissions in the state’s transportation system, give electric cars more places to recharge and ensure a thorough review of a proposal to bring coal trains through the state.

“There are 1,000 things that we need to work on to get this job done,” he said.

Inslee, a Democrat, earned a reputation in Congress for being outspoken on environment issues.

Before Inslee’s speech, Washington Conservation Voters executive director¬†Brendon Cechovic called him the “greenest governor in the United States.”

0 Comments | More in Governor | Topics: Brendon Cechovic, clean energy, climate change

COMMENTS

READER NOTE: Our commenting system has changed. Find out more.

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►