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Washington State Laws Affecting Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Washington’s Climate Commitment Act (RCW 70A.65.200(10)) requires OFM to submit a report to the Legislature summarizing two categories of state laws: laws that regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources and laws whose implementation may effectuate reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources.

43% of CCA investments are directed to overburdened communities, according to OFM estimates

The Climate Commitment Act (CCA) sets a declining cap on greenhouse gas emissions and requires the state’s largest emitters to purchase allowances for their planet-warming pollution. The law requires the Legislature to invest revenue from this cap-and-invest program to reduce emissions and create jobs, including in clean buildings, transportation, and improving community resiliency in the face of climate change.