No to Big Oil, Yes to Little Kids
March 4, 2014
Last week, state legislators in Washington announced their budgets. The House budget was great news for climate solutions and the Priorities Coalition. However, the Senate budget dropped the ball.
The House budget closed the Big Oil Tax Loophole.  Will you thank your representatives in the House for standing up for our environment, health, safety, and economy?
The House budget includes a proposal to close the Big Oil Tax Loophole – an “accidental loophole” from 1949 that wasn’t intended for oil companies. By closing the Loophole, we can reinvest $59 million back into K-12 classrooms and our communities. Oil Companies like BP and Shell should be paying to clean up their pollution, not profiting from state tax loophole breaks.
Let the House know you agree with their budget proposal – and their support of our Environmental Priorities.


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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.