We need clean energy to drive our state forward. Literally. Transportation accounts for most of our state's climate pollution but with the right policy we can invest in Washington and reduce emissions.
A clean fuels standard, which would gradually add homegrown, locally produced clean fuels like sustainable biofuels, electricity, and natural gas to our state’s transportation fuel mix is an effective way to grow the economy and reduce pollution from the transportation sector.
Governor Inslee is committed to adopting a clean fuels standard for Washington - if enacted, a clean fuels standard would be a significant driver of the clean economy and a meaningful step toward meeting our emissions reduction targets. However, over the past couple weeks, oil companies and other fossil fuel interests have reacted by fearmongering and spreading misinformation.
Some of the coalition's founding members:
Right now, we’re asking you to join us and a growing coalition of businesses and organizations supporting a clean fuels standard for Washington. Your endorsement will demonstrate broad support for good clean energy policy in online and printed materials and media, such as this announcement we are placing in a local newspaper.
We must demonstrate that the Washington business community recognizes that reducing pollution is an imperative for Washington’s economic future, and we can take climate action while creating jobs and attracting investment.
Washington is blessed with clean electricity, abundant agricultural resources, and cutting-edge innovators. We can produce our own clean fuels here at home from our farms and dairies, waste products, and renewable energy. This will keep money in our local economy and create high-quality jobs.