ENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITIES COALITION

Gov. Inslee to sign legislation that includes the strongest clean electricity bill in the nation, energy efficiency standards, and foundational action for clean transportation

Seattle, WA — May 6, 2019 – This Tuesday May 9 at 3:00 p.m., Governor Inslee, legislative champions, a diverse coalition of supporters, and community groups will celebrate Washington’s 2019 legislative action on climate change that puts in place groundbreaking measures to reduce carbon emissions, decrease pollution, and increase public health.. Washington state’s landmark climate action this year is the result of many years of work and is the first significant legislative effort in reducing carbon emissions in over a decade. The suite of five policies includes a strong focus on boosting jobs and strengthening social equity, and demonstrates collective agreement around the growing urgency to address the economic, public health, and environmental impacts of climate change.

Great visuals include innovative mobile solar truck, green affordable housing, variety of electric vehicles, colorful signage and presence from community and coalition groups.

Event hashtag: #WAleadsonclimate

Date: Tuesday, May 7

Time: Bill action begins promptly at 3 p.m.; please arrive by 2:30 p.m.

Location: Central Park across from Rainier Vista Neighborhood House, 4410 29th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98108

The Rainier Vista neighborhood is an eight minute walk northwest from Columbia City light rail station or accessible by the 106 King County Metro bus.

More background on the policies to be signed by Gov. Inslee:

  • SB 5116 – Supporting Washington’s clean energy economy and transitioning to a clean, affordable, and reliable energy future
  • HB 1112 – Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from hydrofluorocarbons
  • HB 1257 – Concerning energy efficiency in Washington’s buildings
  • HB 1444 – Concerning appliance efficiency standards
  • HB 2042 – Advancing green transportation adoption

About the Rainier Vista Neighborhood:

Rainier Vista, a community of 895 households located at the north end of the Rainier Valley, is a vibrant mixed-income community consisting of of quiet streets, open spaces, P-patch gardens, an Urban Farm, parks, and playgrounds. The community’s original design included prioritizing energy-efficiency, with every home in the community required to have at least three-star or higher Built Green rating.

Television producers

  • B-roll of clean energy projects is available HERE.
  • Short media tour of Rainer Vista’s “Built Green” features, which offer an example of how sustainable planning and building features can provide healthier, energy efficient options for people of all income levels at 2:10 pm.

Spokesperson event availability:

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Environmental Priorities Coalition Contact, Kimberly Larson, 206-388-8674

Front and Centered Contact, Christina Twu, 206-595-1783

Alliance for Clean Energy Jobs Contact, Lauren Breynaert, 425-753-5344