04/01/2014 04:09 pm ET Updated Apr 02, 2014

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Talks State-Level Climate Change Solutions (VIDEO)

While he was serving as a U.S. representative, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) had one of the strongest environmental records in the House, and now, as the country mulls the latest report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the Pacific Northwest is poised to become a leader in sustainability.

Washington, Oregon, California and British Columbia signed a pact last year to combat climate change, which includes plans to reduce emissions and spur growth of renewable energy projects throughout the corridor. California and B.C. have passed legislation to limit carbon pollution, but the other two states have yet to do so and Washington is considering plans for a massive coal export facility.

Governor Inslee will sit down with Climate Desk Live on April 1 to discuss his state's environmental future, covering everything from the proposed facilities, to plans to cut carbon emissions and raise fuel efficiency standards.

The event, moderated by Climate Desk's Chris Mooney, will also feature David Roberts, senior staff writer for Grist, Dr. Lisa J. Graumlich with the University of Washington's College of the Environment and Paul Shukovsky, the Pacific Northwest correspondent for Bloomberg BNA.

Tune in above at 6 p.m. EDT to watch the event live, or check back after its conclusion to watch the entire segment.



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