Time for solutions! Washington must act on climate

Dear climate and clean energy advocates! You are part of an ever-growing movement to protect the state we love from the fossil fuel industry. They want to tether our future to dirty projects like coal export and oil terminals. But, together, we have pushed back and helped our region earn a reputation for protecting clean water and air, and combating climate change.

Your efforta to stop fossil fuel export terminals are only strengthened by accelerating the statewide transition away from dirty energy sources.

Washington’s communities, the Puget Sound, ocean, rivers, and forest lands are already facing the harsh reality of climate change. It is time to advance to a cleaner economy and transition off dirty fossil fuels.

Right now, we have a timely opportunity to support clean energy bills during the legislative session. Take action: Contact your state legislators now to demand action on climate and clean energy!

Here are some important bills in play this year that support clean energy legislation to combat climate change:

  • Price pollution and invest in solutions: The Clean Energy Transition Act (HB 1646/SB 5506) promotes an equitable clean energy economy by investing in clean energy, clean air, healthy forests, and Washington’s communities through a price on the carbon pollution from fossil fuels. This bill comes out of the work of the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy.
  • Keep WA SolarStrong (HB 1048/SB 5499): Promotes a sustainable, local renewable energy industry through modifying renewable energy system tax incentives and provides guidance for renewable energy system component recycling.
  • Funding to Invest in the Clean Energy Fund: This budget item ensures funds for research and development, investment in “smart grid” technology to maximize renewables, and helps advance electric vehicles.

Beyond the legislative session, we can reduce carbon pollution in Washington State. Climate Solutions is a core member of the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, a growing and diverse coalition here in Washington specifically focused on bringing about an equitable transition to clean energy.

We are powerful communities fueling change across the state and region, and, together, we can achieve equitable climate action.

Take action today.
 

Joëlle Robinson's picture

Field Director

, Climate Solutions

Joëlle engages citizens and diverse constituencies—faith, health, veteran, youth, parents, sportsmen, business—to make their voices heard for climate solutions. She led local field work collaboration with our partners toward passing a federal climate bill, and is currently working to ensure we stop any coal export from the U.S. West Coast.

Joëlle was the Regional Outreach Coordinator of National Wildlife Federation where she focused on mobilizing hunters, anglers and concerned citizens around solutions to global warming. Previous work with Climate Solutions includes the NW Climate Connections partnership, serving as the Field Assistant for the successful Clean Cars campaign, and Field Director of the Renewable Fuel Standard, which passed in April 2006.

She is a board member of Earth Ministry and on the Advisory Board for the Seattle Area Happiness Initiative. She previously served on the Solar Washington board and Sierra Club Executive Committee.

Joëlle is a Northwest native who loves to hike, bike, dance, paraglide, and travel. Her favorite quote is “Hope is borne of participating in hopeful solutions.” — Marianne Williamson.