HB 2201 – Carbon Market Linkage

Bill brief
Energy, Utilities & Technology 

This bill would make changes to Washington’s Climate Commitment Act that are designed to make our program more compatible with California and Quebec’s linked cap-and-invest carbon market. The bill makes these changes to facilitate the negotiation of a “linkage agreement” that would be entered into by the Director of Ecology on behalf of Washington. The agreement would set the terms and start date for a market to be operated in which emission allowances could be used for regulatory compliance in any of the linked jurisdictions.

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