Monday, April 20, 2009

Seattle Times Monday Editorial on Climate Change Bill

In case you haven't seen it, check out the Seattle Time's editorial on the climate change legislation.

Cars and trucks and TransAlta, the massive coal-fired power plant in Centralia, are key emitters in a state rich in hydropower. TransAlta is given a bit more time, but faces a flat deadline to meet greenhouse-gas emissions performance standards by 2025.

Regional transportation organizations in populous counties would have to implement plans to reduce annual vehicle miles traveled. Translated, that means providing people with real options to driving. This is not about the mileage police, but real choices when gasoline prices spike again.

Real transportation choices for Washington families is a positive step in the right direction!

Trains will be running in the Downtown Transit Tunnel this summer! Photo courtesy of Seattle Transit Blog.

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