Governors John Kitzhaber of Oregon and Jay Inslee of Washington joined Gov. Jerry Brown of California and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark at a news conference in San Francisco. Together, they announced a shared set of goals for reducing carbon emissions in the region.
Their plan says Oregon will set a price on carbon emissions and Washington will set binding limits on carbon. California and British Columbia agreed to maintain their existing programs.
The leaders each agreed to adopt low-carbon fuel standards to reduce carbon emissions from transportation. They also set a target for zero-emission vehicles like electric cars to make up 10 percent of new vehicle purchases by 2016.
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