There isn’t really a way around it — the 2016 national election was a big change for our country’s political calculus. President-Elect Donald Trump has nominated the most anti-environmental cabinet in the past century.

But here at home, the changes we saw were mostly positive. Washingtonians once again voted with their core values, and in our state’s highest offices we have environmental champions ready to stand up to big polluters and continue to help build the clean energy economy. But that doesn’t mean our work is done. We still have some in our Legislature who oppose this positive vision for Washington.

The good news is people across our state have a chance to take environmental action right here at home. We know there are common values we can all rally around — the right to clean air and clean water, the opportunity to earn a living wage in a healthy community and the ability to enjoy our state’s natural beauty. Most Washingtonians believe these values come before polluters’ profits.

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