Regulating the CO2 Emissions of New Development

This is huge (hat tip: Sightline):

“King County Executive Ron Sims plans to introduce legislation that would allow the county to reject or modify development projects because of their effect on global warming.”

If passed, it will be a first for the entire country. And it will have a profound impact on future development.

No doubt we will be seeing more legislation like this all across the U.S., as mitigation of global warming becomes central to everything we do.

3 Responses to “Regulating the CO2 Emissions of New Development”

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