Pressure on Senate Leadership to approve Critical Climate Policy Majority of Washingtonians Consistently Support
Our Digital Week of Action was a huge success!
Our first ever all-virtual Environmental Week of Action was a great success–thanks to you!
A key indicator of climate change is found in the ever-increasing rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet; nearly 1.2 trillion tons each year. While the speed of ice loss is now in line with worst-case scenarios for people and our environment, we will not achieve climate justice without racial justice. We must…
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Like you, I feel uneasy because of what we had to bear witness to at the U.S. Capitol and at our own Capitol complex in Olympia earlier this month. While the lopsided response to a predominantly white, antisemitic, right-wing attack wasn’t surprising for so many of us Native, Black, immigrant, Latinx, queer people, or people…
Two of four Environmental Priorities passed this session, but major climate action stalled again in the Senate.
After passing years of backlogged environmental bills in 2019 , room opens to address long standing environmental issues like urgent climate action, orca and salmon recovery, and a growing crisis from plastic pollution
Governor Inslee signed ESSB 5993 to reform the financial structure of the Model Toxics Control Act, the state’s toxic site clean-up program.
Washington State takes significant climate action in 2019! Governor Inslee will be signing legislation, including the strongest clean electricity bill in the nation.
From clean energy to orca protection state marks more progress than any time in the last decade
New legislation is strongest clean electricity bill in the nation
Salmon habitat recovery, oil spill prevention, vessel noise and disturbance, reducing toxic pollution are all now expected to reach Governor Inslee’s desk
Diverse constituencies celebrate significant milestone of House of Representatives vote
State moving to phase-out coal power by 2025, address inequities in electricity sector, and transition state to 100 percent clean electricity by 2045.
On January 29, 500 Washingtonians gathered in Olympia to say: THIS is the year to make big progress on the environment! Together, we showed the legislature that we must pass 100% Clean Electricity, Orca Emergency Response, Oil Spill Prevention, and Plastic Pollution Reduction. Thank you to filmmaker Katherine Leggett: https://www.filmmissives.com/
Environmental Priorities Coalition Senate Committee Chair Sen. Carlyle Indicates Intention for Swift Committee Action Olympia, WA – The Senate Environment, Energy and Technology committee held its first hearing to an overflow crowd on Senate Bill 5116, which would move Washington State to 100 percent clean electricity. The legislation includes: Phase out of coal from our…
Broad coalition to advance policies for clean energy, orca recovery, oil spill prevention, and plastic pollution
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Thanks to years of hard work, we have finalized the Protect Washington Act ballot initiative and we officially started gathering signatures for Yes on 1631!
Our communities are all connected – by the rail lines, by the shorelines, and by our economy. Together we’re moving beyond fossil fuels to our clean energy economy!
Under new leadership in the state Senate, there was a renewed energy for environmental progress with nearly 300 bills introduced!
After six years of public process and tens of thousands of supportive comments from you and members of our coalition, we have a new level of protection for Puget Sound!
Short 2018 session ends with bipartisan support for oil spill prevention and toxic-free food packaging
This important bill provides greater protection to our communities and environment from the risks of transporting oil by marine vessels, trains, and pipelines.
This bill says loud and clear that Washington must lead on climate.
The coalition calls on the Legislature to act on climate, sustainably manage state water resources, remove toxics in food packaging, and prevent Puget Sound oil spills.
Innovative projects are using state funding from the toxics law to clean up legacy pollution and then build urgently needed affordable housing.
Over the last decade, the legislature has both raided MTCA funds to pay for other state programs and overspent MTCA dollars, putting the future of the law at risk.
A divided Legislature ending without passing budget essential for communities and the environment.
The failure to pass the two-year Capital Budget would be historic, but not in a good way.
Clean Air Rule funding and the Big Oil Loophole closure are two bright spots in this budget that are good for the people of Washington.
In order to achieve our mission, we need to ensure there is funding to support the policies and programs that protect and sustain our environment.
President Donald Trump abandons Puget Sound cleanup and restoration in his proposed 2018 budget.
Now more than ever, Washington state has the opportunity — and responsibility — to lead the country.
New bills propose creating reliable funding for oil spill prevention and safety, industry accountability, protections for Puget Sound.
This 1988 law has helped clean up roughly 6,600 toxic sites, equal to about one cleanup completed every other day. But today, it’s at risk.
We support putting a price on carbon pollution, but it needs to be the right approach for Washington.
Environmentalism from an all-white, affluent, outdoorsy movement into a diverse, inclusive coalition of communities.
Challenges remain as Legislature leaves key issues and funding declines unaddressed