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April 2, 2018: Joint Statement from the Pacific Coast Collaborative elected leaders in response to the EPA’s decision to weaken federal emissions standards for vehicles

By the Governors of California, Oregon, and Washington, and the Mayors of Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle:

“As members of the Pacific Coast Collaborative and representing a West Coast region of more than 55 million people with a combined GDP of $3 trillion, the governors of California, Washington and Oregon, and the mayors of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland, Portland and Seattle speak today in unified opposition to the federal decision to weaken the national fuel efficiency standards for model year 2022-2025 light-duty vehicles. This move sets us back from years of advancements by the automotive industry put in motion by states that took the lead in setting emission standards. These standards have cleared the haze and smog from our cities and reversed decades of chronic air pollution problems, while putting more money in consumers’ pockets.

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March 16, 2018: West Coast governments agree to co-operate on climate change, environment, trade and overdose crisis

VANCOUVER – The Premier of British Columbia, the governors of Oregon and Washington, and the California Secretary for Environmental Protection, on behalf of the governor of California, met today to mark the 10th anniversary of the Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC), and identify opportunities to further strengthen collaboration.

The leaders announced joint actions on critical issues facing all four jurisdictions, including coordinated efforts to address climate change, environmental protection, trade and the overdose
crisis.

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Media Advisory For March 16, 2018: Pacific Coast Collaborative – Vancouver teleconference

VANCOUVER – Premier John Horgan will be joined by Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee, California Secretary for Environmental Protection Matt Rodriquez and Oregon energy director Janine Benner to mark the 10th anniversary of the Pacific Coast Collaborative and discuss opportunities to strengthen collaboration on critical issues facing all four jurisdictions.
Event Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 9:40 a.m.

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