On March 25, the Washington State House voted 62-31 for SB 5802, a bill requiring an outside study of the state’s work to slow carbon emissions which will then be translated into a full report to the legislature by the end of 2013. House Republicans introduced amendments to include in the study the viability of solar and wind energy as well as whether hydroelectric power is considered green energy, but the amendments failed. The bill will now go to Gov. Jay Inslee (D) to sign; he has already expressed support for the bill. Washington is working to curb 2020 emission levels to those of 1990.