The rapid increase of greenhouse gases in the Earth’s atmosphere is no surprise. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, carbon pollution jumped 20 percent from 1990 to 2004.
In an effort to learn more about how glass manufacturers would be impacted by capped carbon emissions, Rep. Christine Rolfes
, vice-chair of the House Ecology & Parks Committee, organized a tour of Cardinal Glass Industries in Winlock.
Last session, Cardinal Glass testified before the House Ecology & Parks Committee with concerns about the climate change bill. They are now voluntarily working with the Department of Ecology on data collection and analysis to implement the Governor’s Executive Order on Climate Change.
One of the strongest emerging markets for the company is the production of glass for solar panels for clean energy generation.
Rep. Dave Upthegrove
, chair of the House Ecology & Parks Committee, also joined the tour.