Like clean air? Then let's bring clean fuels to the Puget Sound region.
October 9, 2019

Four million. That’s how many people turned out worldwide for the climate strikes last month. Now, we have a great near-term chance to turn that call to action into real results, cut climate pollution from our transportation sector, and move beyond oil. 

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has proposed a regional Clean Fuel Standard rule for King, Pierce, Snohomish, and Kitsap counties that would clean our air, give us more clean fuels choices, and create economic development opportunities by reducing the carbon intensity of fuels 25% by 2030.
Your input is essential for cleaner air and cutting climate pollution from our transportation sector!
Transportation is responsible for nearly half of our climate and air pollution in Washington. While we are already experiencing climate impacts close to home, we have a window to accelerate big solutions and rapidly transition to electricity and cleaner fuels to move people and goods around in our communities. We know the oil industry hates this idea, since they have a monopoly on our fuel sources and don’t want that to change. 
Let the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency know that you support them adopting a strong Clean Fuel Standard.
A Clean Fuel Standard is proven to improve health and is working in Oregon, California, and British Columbia. Leading health professionals support a Clean Fuel Standard because it will reduce harmful air pollution and mean fewer lost work days due to asthma attacks and other respiratory illnesses. Implementing this rule can save up to $45 million in avoided deaths, and the potential for billions of dollars in other avoided public health costs. This is especially essential in communities of color and lower income neighborhoods often hit harder by transportation pollution and the burning of fossil fuels.
We need to continue to do big, bold things on climate in Washington. With our state on the pathway to a 100% clean grid, we can electrify most of our transportation sector and transition everything else to cleaner fuels. We will continue working hard to make sure that our state legislature follows through on their unfinished business and passes a statewide Clean Fuel Standard in the 2020 legislative session. But right now, it’s vital that residents engage on this bold policy through the regional process.
Please take a moment to let the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) know you are with them
Finally, mark your calendars for a big PSCAA hearing on Dec.19th at the Washington State Convention Center. Details coming!


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Author Bio

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.