On climate, Washington (our Washington) needs to lead

Well. here we are—and with some real work to do.

Once again, we lived through the hottest year on record.

Once again, our state legislature has started session.
And, against tough odds, our champions in state government are proposing legislation to cut carbon pollution, accelerate clean energy and electrify our transportation system.

At the state level, we can account for the cost of global warming pollution, expand our renewable energy laws and gain cleaner and more efficient ways to move people and  goods.
It’s clear the other Washington cannot and will not lead on these issues for the next several years. So now, it’s up to us here at home. 
So what’s holding back our progress? Legislators that are aligned with the fossil fuel industry and the status quo... who say that climate action is too hard, or not possible, or not the right time.
There is no time like the present to demand a better future.
Washington residents: please take action below: contact your state legislator today to demand action on climate and clean energy now!


Author Bio

Vlad Gutman-Britten

former Washington Director, Climate Solutions

Vlad was Washington State Director until 12/1/21.  He brought varied and deep experience in policy, advocacy, and campaign politics to his work at Climate Solutions.

Before coming to Climate Solutions, Vlad was Senior Policy Director for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition, where he successfully secured tens of millions of dollars in state investment in habitat and recreation lands. He was previously a key part of issue advocacy and communications efforts for large companies, including Microsoft and GE, and before that served as AIPAC's Deputy Midwest Political Director. A veteran campaign operative, he has run congressional and state legislative campaigns and worked on races ranging from mayoral to presidential.

Vlad is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he received a degree in political science. In his free time, Vlad bikes, listens to everything from opera to folk music, and smokes whatever fish or meat fits into his smoker.  He is soon off to New York City to start a new adventure as the Assistant Director for Policy and Markets at NYSERDA, New York State's energy agency.  

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