Inslee Tapped For Obama Climate Task Force

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is among the political leaders who will be part of President Barack Obama’s task force on climate issues.

The White House said Friday that Obama was establishing the panel to advice the administration on how the federal government can support local communities impacted by climate change. Inslee is one of eight governors named to the panel. The task force also includes local and tribal leaders.

The task force builds on efforts Obama announced in June to combat global warming, including the first-ever limits on climate pollution from new and existing power plants. Inslee focused on climate issues during his time in Congress and is now continuing that work as governor.

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