Eye On Boise

Otter looks at greenhouse gases

Idaho Gov. Butch today issued an executive order today putting state DEQ Director Toni Hardesty in charge of looking into the role of state government in reducing greenhouse gases.

Otter’s order directs Hardesty to develop “a greenhouse gas emission inventory and provide recommendations to the governor on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Idaho, recognizing Idaho’s interest in continued growth, economic development and energy security.”

He said in his order that he took the step because “it is incumbent upon states to take a leadership role in development responsive state-level policies and programs to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, develop alternative energy sources and use energy efficiently.”




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