West Coast States, B.C. Form Climate Pact

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California Gov. Jerry Brown is among the regional lawmakers signing on to a West Coast climate pact.
National Journal
Alex Brown
Oct. 25, 2013, 3:22 a.m.

Cali­for­nia will join Ore­gon, Wash­ing­ton, and Brit­ish Columbia as part of a plan to align cli­mate policy, Re­u­ters re­ports. Cali­for­nia Gov. Jerry Brown said Thursday that he would sign the agree­ment and host oth­er re­gion­al lead­ers Monday in San Fran­cisco to an­nounce the plan.

“The agree­ment will be based on the re­cog­ni­tion that the West Coast is bounded to­geth­er by a com­mon geo­graphy, shared in­fra­struc­ture, and a re­gion­al eco­nomy with a com­bined GDP of $2.8 tril­lion,” he said in a joint me­dia ad­vis­ory. The re­gion’s gross do­mest­ic product rep­res­ents the world’s fifth-largest eco­nomy.

One source with know­ledge of the plan said it would in­clude a “car­bon-pri­cing com­pon­ent.”

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