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caption: An Alaska airplane is shown on Monday, December 16, 2019, in Renton.
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An Alaska airplane is shown on Monday, December 16, 2019, in Renton.
Credit: KUOW Photo/Megan Farmer

Can WA build a new airport and meet its climate goals?

The Puget Sound region is growing and air traffic is growing with it. Because of this, the state is looking at ways to add capacity. A state-appointed commission recently proposed expanding service at Paine Field in Everett and adding a new new airport at one of three sites in Pierce and Thurston counties.

But air travel is also a big source of greenhouse gas emissions and critics of the new airport say the state's goal to lower emissions contradicts its plans for a new airport.

To read the full story by KUOW's Joshua McNichols, click here.

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