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State lawmakers stalled on climate change

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State lawmakers stalled on climate change

KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis

OLYMPIA, Wash. – There is still no agreement on how to deal with climate change from Republicans and Democrats in Olympia

A bipartisan group of lawmakers created by the legislature has already missed a deadline to deliver its recommendations.

Republican Senator Doug Ericksen of Ferndale wants more time to understand the costs of carbon-reducing proposals.

Play Sen. Doug Ericksen on making a decision

He says the group should meet for another year.

Democrat Senator Kevin Ranker of Orcas Island says the panel has enough information.

Play Sen. Kevin Ranker on collected information

Ranker says they need to move ahead.