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October 01, 2003

West Coast Governors Aim to Address Global Warming

The governors of California, Oregon, and Washington teamed up on September 22nd to announce that they will work together to address global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions in their states. Specifically, the states will try to use their combined purchasing power to obtain fuel-efficient vehicles and tires with low rolling resistance. The states also hope to develop a chain of emissions-free truck stops along the Interstate 5 corridor (see the IdleAire technology description in the R&D 100 Awards story) and will attempt to use a similar approach for ships in port. The three states also plan to encourage development of renewable energy resources and to develop uniform energy efficiency standards. The governors' staffs will work together to develop joint policy recommendations, to be presented to the governors no later than September 2004. See the press releases from Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, Washington Governor Gary Locke, and California Governor Gray Davis.