Gov. Jay Inslee’s climate-change work group is under way, and a pivotal moment is taking place this afternoon in Olympia. That is when the Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup’s members – namely the Democratic governor and two lawmakers from each political party – hold interviews with five of the consultants that responded to a request for proposals to study state responses to climate change.
All told, 14 consultants submitted applications. Democratic Sen. Kevin Ranker of Orcas Island said that lawmakers and government staffers went through …