It’s not just this week’s sunny weather that’s got us feeling optimistic. There’s some good news for people and nature coming out of Olympia this legislative session, in the form of real potential for action on climate change.
As we wrote when the Legislature convened in January, we’re in the marble halls on the hill above Capitol Lake in Olympia every day, working as your voice in support of pragmatic solutions to climate change and other environmental challenges. This week, several climate-related bills we’re advocating for cleared key hurdles, as others continue to make their way through the legislative process.
Washingtonians young and old support climate action now for a healthier future. One of our next generation of leaders discovers treasure on Alki Beach in West Seattle. Photo by Jeff Marsh.
We congratulate our friends at Front and Centered for their hard work on the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act, and we’re excited about this important step toward environmental justice in our state. We’re also supporting a measure to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy in Washington and a bill to make gas and other transportation fuels – and the air we breathe – cleaner. We’re hopeful about
Original Title: Climate Bills Are On the Move in Olympia
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