Here in Washington we are already experiencing the impacts of dirty climate pollution – from more frequent and hotter fires to record-breaking temperatures to loss of species to warmer waters. We feel the urgency to act. WEC is committed to just and equitable climate action for all Washingtonians. We work to reduce dangerous climate pollution and do so in a way that results in cleaner air and water as well as increased economic opportunities especially in rural areas. Fundamental to our long-term vision is the goal of deepening and sustaining a robust and diverse climate movement in our state. Our goals are to limit climate pollution, maximize energy savings, stop new fossil fuel infrastructure, and transition to clean energy.

Maximize Energy Savings

We’re working to remove barriers and provide incentives for the efficient use of energy, especially in buildings. We will pursue policies that make energy saving the go-to source of new energy.

Transition to Clean Energy

To transition to clean sources of electricity generation, we support using renewable energy and greater efficiencies in a way that is just, equitable, and affordable.

Climate Clean Energy News and Stories

Clean Air Act Update introduced by Senator Carlyle and Representative Fitzgibbon and requested by Governor Inslee

Washington passed its Clean Air Act in 1967 with the purpose of preserving, protecting, and enhancing air quality for current and future generations. A lot has changed since the passage of that law and now the climate crisis requires a new set of tools to reduce our climate pollution and better equip our state to … Continued

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Supreme Court Upholds Portion of State Clean Air Rule, Putting Focus onto the Legislature to Address Climate Pollution

Ruling covers large stationary sources and leaves urgent responsibility for plans to reduce climate pollution to legislators January 16th, 2020 – Today, Washington State’s Supreme Court ruled on Ecology’s Clean Air Rule, upholding portions of the rule and striking down others. The Clean Air Rule is a set of protections designed to control and then … Continued

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Washington Environmental Community sets bold agenda for 2020 Legislative Session

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

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Ask the Board of Natural Resources to develop a carbon policy

Ask the Board to develop and adopt a carbon and climate change policy for our state-managed forests!

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