B.C., Washington, Oregon and California sign economic and environmental deals

Saturday, February 13, 2010 , Posted by TJ at 10:45 AM

VANCOUVER, B.C. — British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California have signed two agreements aimed at boosting the West Coast economy and protecting the environment.

The deals were signed in Vancouver at a meeting of B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell, Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire, Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of California.

B.C. and the three states are promising to work together on issues such as energy conservation and a high-speed rail service from San Diego to Vancouver.

They'll also try to reduce ocean pollution, make fishing more sustainable and do research on ways to adapt to climate change.

Campbell says the agreements will help make the West Coast a global leader in efforts to forge an environmentally friendly economy.

Schwarzenegger, who carried the Olympic flame in Vancouver earlier in the day, says the deals will help build a stronger economy and a stronger environment for communities throughout the Pacific region.

Source: Canadian Free Press

Looks like they are making some progress towards the North American Union..

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