On Friday, Jay Inslee will head to Paris in order to attend an international conference on climate change. According to Inslee, he will “show the state’s commitment to combat what he calls the ‘the scourge’ of climate change.”
Our nation’s greenest governor will be part of a U.S. State Department delegation. However, in a twist that we assume came as a disappointment, Inslee has been left out of the actual negotiations involving representatives of more than 190 nations.
Much like our state lawmakers during the 2015 legislative session, we can only assume that someone at the State Department saw Inslee more as a liability than a potential help.
Instead of taking part in the grown-ups’ talk, Inslee plans to spend most of his four-day trip attending various meetings. During these meetings, Inslee says he’ll “talk about Washington’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions, learn what’s happening elsewhere and check in with companies interested in doing business in Washington state.” In other words, Inslee’s staff managed to convince a handful of people to meet with our green governor in order to make it look like he has something important to do.
Jay Manning, former Washington State Department of Ecology Director and President of the Washington Environmental Council will join Inslee on his trip. That’s the same Jay Manning who financially benefitted from shady contracts with extreme “green” organizations while advising Jay Inslee on his own extreme environmental policies.
Georgetown University’s climate center is covering trip costs for Inslee. We assume our green governor has found some solace in that after being left out of the negotiations room.
7 tons of CO2 emitted for the flight to Paris and back, for these two dolts to go to a conference they were not invited to.
Steven R. Goodpaster says
Now who is paying for this party crasher’s trip to France???
Charlie Beatty says
Hope his plane ticket was one-way.
Every conference needs some cheerleaders. Go Jay Go. Really, go and don’t come back.
If they walk away with current farming practices, cruise line, and airlines doing business as usual, this is a scam, period. Those 3 industries are destructive, and if these clowns in Paris really believe in climate being harmed by man, something needs to be done about those.
Jim Miller says
This is the same Governor I asked him for an aspirin as I was tossing in pain after my accident at work as I lost my medical insurance but, Jay had time only to go to England, The ball games, welcome illegals and muslims but, to this day he has not even answered my letter; now he is taking off to Paris to waste our tax money, Jay you can communicate with Paris from your office, that is why we have internet, of course when he gets back, he will ask for more MONEY for the DoT “his Fav money pit”, I ‘d think the LIBS might show some consideration to the working man after 48 years of labor but all I see is cold blood.
I am sure If I change my name to Jose Lopez or Abdullah Sirhan I ‘d be showered with the Gov.’s attention
and a big bucket full of $$$s, food stamps and vouchers to live like LEECHES do.