Your chance for input on climate action goals

TeninoNovember 24, 2013 

Have a strong opinion on global warming? Gov. Jay Inslee’s Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup is pinpointing specific policies and actions to meet the state’s goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Within the past two months, they have held two successful public hearings in Seattle and Spokane, demonstrating that people just like you demand and expect climate action. A final hearing is scheduled in Olympia Dec. 6 from 2 p.m.-5 p.m. in House Hearing Room A on the Capitol Campus.

This is an important opportunity for anyone who feels that it is vital to protect what we have, to be a voice heard about draft recommendations that will be published on Nov. 21.

While they have not yet published their final priorities, they are likely to include: Stronger carbon cap, to help reduce emissions from polluters; transitioning off imported coal-powered electricity such as Puget Sound Energy’s electricity, for cleaner air and water; clean fuels standard; a variety of transportation action initiatives, so we might better improve our transportation options; energy efficiency policies; and clean energy investments.

Whether you’re young or old, seize this valuable opportunity to help protect our homes and the natural beauty of our state.

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