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Ericksen says Governor jumping gun on emissions cap

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Ericksen says Governor jumping gun on emissions cap

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

FERNDALE, Wash. – State Senator Doug Ericksen says the governor jumped the gun earlier this week when he proposed an absolute cap on carbon-fuel emissions.

The Ferndale Republican says lawmakers are still brainstorming ideas for how to address state carbon emissions.

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Ericksen says the state shouldn’t sacrifice good paying jobs to offset carbon emissions that may or may not happen in the future.

He says because of abundant hydro-power electricity, Washington still has one of the lowest carbon footprints in the country.