Statement from Vlad Gutman, Washington State Director of Climate Solutions, Becky Kelley, President of Washington Environmental Council, and Shannon Murphy, President of Washington Conservation Voters on the WA Dept. of Ecology’s Announcement of their Clean Air Rule

“We strongly believe that a cap on carbon pollution will help Washington transition to a vibrant clean economy that will improve our health and create thousands of jobs.  We commend Governor Inslee and the Department of Ecology for their leadership.  The Dept. of Ecology can strengthen this first draft of their Clean Air Rule.  We’re looking forward to working with them and engaging the public and key stakeholders to have the strong policy our state needs and protect Washingtonians affected by air pollution and climate change impacts.”

 

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Climate Solutions works to accelerate practical and profitable solutions to global warming by galvanizing leadership, growing investment and bridging divides. Since 1998, Climate Solutions has pioneered the vision and cultivated political leadership in the Northwest for the proposition that clean energy and broadly-shared economic prosperity can go hand-in-hand. Through our programs, Climate Solutions builds a powerful constituency for local, regional and national action on climate and clean energy.

Washington Environmental Council is a nonprofit, statewide advocacy organization that has been driving positive change to solve Washington’s most critical environmental challenges since 1967. Our mission is to protect, restore, and sustain Washington’s environment.

Washington Conservation Voters is the statewide political voice for the environment. We work to elect environmentally responsible candidates to state and local offices. Working with our allies in the community, we advocate for strong environmental policies and hold our elected officials accountable during the legislative session. Through our political work we are strengthening laws that safeguard the health of our communities, the beauty of our state and our economic future.