Washington Supreme Court OKs lesser version of carbon cap

SEATTLE (AP) — Gov. Jay Inslee says a Washington Supreme Court decision limiting his program to cap carbon pollution is a “clarion call” that lawmakers must act. The court on Thursday reinstated Inslee’s Clean Air Rule but drastically limited its application. In a 5-4 decision, the court said the rule can apply to refineries, power plants and factories that create their own emissions _ but not to companies that sell or distribute petroleum or natural gas for others to burn. Inslee says the ruling makes it clear that lawmakers need to pass comprehensive legislation to protect the climate.