By Congressman Dan Newhouse
Fourth District 

Column: Renewable energy and agriculture reduce carbon footprint in Central Washington


Last updated 5/9/2019 at 11:13am

Last week, the House voted on legislation that would force the President to participate in the Paris Climate Agreement to reduce carbon emissions in the United States and the world. On the surface, this bill paints a pretty picture: reducing our carbon footprint. However, this federally-mandated top-down approach will not help advance that goal.

I celebrate the fact that the United States is leading the global community in reducing carbon emissions, but President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Agreement because other countries, like China and India, are not being held accountable o...

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