Tell Puget Sound Energy: let's keep it clean--support I-1631

As we all know, we are feeling the impacts of climate change here and now. We don’t have a minute to lose when it comes to taking real action to reduce climate pollution in Washington state. Leadership isn't coming from Congress, and our legislature has tried multiple times and failed. So this year, we the people are stepping up and have put forward an initiative that puts a fee on climate pollution and invests in clean energy like wind and solar, healthy forests, and clean water.

Initiative 1631 – the Clean Air, Clean Energy initiative – recently turned in more than 370,000 signatures to qualify for the November ballot. Now, it is time for us to get to work on passing it!  

We need our state’s largest utility, Puget Sound Energy, to join us in support of I-1631 for a cleaner, healthier state for their 1.5 million customers in Washington. PSE has already committed to reducing its carbon emissions, and I-1631 is a straightforward way to help PSE meet their commitment to provide their customers with cleaner energy.

Will you contact PSE today and urge them to join you in supporting I-1631?

PSE can be part of the broad cross-section of Washington leaders – small and large businesses, labor unions, communities of color, environmental groups, health professionals, faith organizations, tribes, and others – who came together to craft this policy and are working together to pass it. 

As a key player in shaping our energy future, we need Puget Sound Energy to be part of this broad partnership to deliver clean energy and energy efficiency to their customers and transition off dirty energy. I-1631 gives Puget Sound Energy the tools to do just that because it incorporates many of the suggestions the company made during the development of the initiative in order to ensure it is effective, equitable, and workable.

PSE cares what their customers think! Please email PSE and ask them to step up for effective climate action--to join us in support of I-1631.

Author Bio

Joëlle Robinson

Field Director, Climate Solutions

Joëlle engages community members and diverse constituencies—faith, health, youth, parents, business—to make their voices heard for climate solutions. She led the team of organizers to ensure we stopped any coal export from the U.S. West Coast over the past decade. On offense, she co-led the Field team to help pass the 100% Clean Electricity (Clean Energy Transition Act in 2019) and in 2022 collaborated with the Field team to ensure that all new buildings (commercial and residential) will be built with heat pumps per the State Building Code Council. She continues to conspire for good with them on many other local and state initiatives.

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 previously served on the boards of Earth Ministry, Solar Washington, and Sierra Club Executive Committee. She’s currently President of the board of her 3 year-old!

Joëlle is Northwest born and raised who loves to hike, dance, travel and explore the natural world.

Her favorite quote is “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” —  Mary Oliver

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