Now we’re in business! Washington takes action on climate

What a great step forward! As you may have heard, Governor Inslee announced this week that he is taking steps to put a cap on carbon emissions in Washington State. This is a bold and important move towards effective climate action, and one that we strongly support.

Please join us in thanking Governor Inslee for responding to the threat of global warming.

This decision wouldn’t have been possible without the work of climate advocates like you. Together, we have worked in support of climate action that reduces carbon emissions, provides equity for those disproportionately harmed by climate pollution, protects public health, and stimulates investment in clean energy.

The Governor’s announcement yesterday lays a good foundation—and marks a serious commitment to do the whole job. We will continue our efforts as part of the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, to work for climate action that is effective, equitable, and ensures a just transition to a clean energy future. Washington can move forward on climate change and build momentum for national action. We hope you will continue to be part of that mission!

For now, let’s celebrate this win. And please take a moment to thank Governor Inslee, and ask him to continue working for just and equitable climate action that works for all Washington residents.

Here is our full statement on the Governor’s announcement.

Author Bio

Alex was Field Manager with Climate Solutions, and previously was a youth vote lead for Obama’s campaign for change in 2008 and member of the central recruiting team for Power Shift 2011, the largest youth convergence on Climate Change.