On Thursday, Jay Inslee had a private lunch with California billionaire Tom Steyer to discuss the “political challenges inherent in trying to address carbon pollution.” The Seattle Times,
“Steyer, a hedge-fund tycoon turned climate activist, has announced he’ll spend $100 million this year to defeat Republicans who deny the reality of human-caused climate change. He has emerged as a liberal answer to the conservative Koch brothers, even challenging them to a debate on global warming.
“Washington Democrats hope some of Steyer’s cash finds its way here as they try to regain a majority of the state Senate, which has been controlled by a Republican-dominated Majority Caucus coalition. Inslee has complained that Republicans in the Legislature are intent on blocking any urgent action on climate change.”
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