We now start our new legislative session with new opportunities for climate action and we wanted to offer you a chance to connect with your legislators to make sure they hear about it now.
The urgency of the climate crisis requires bold and meaningful action every single year. In 2023, our Legislature must prioritize the health and safety of Washingtonians and ensure we advance true climate solutions in several key ways.
Please call the Legislative HOTLINE today at 1-800-562-6000 and leave a message for your legislators! Tell them: "Please invest the Climate Commitment Act dollars wisely by including programs to clean up medium and heavy duty vehicles and incentivize heat pumps for low-income homes and small businesses."
Together we have made major progress this past year, including requiring that all new buildings in Washington state – commercial and residential – will be built with heat pumps starting in July 2023!
Now, we must keep the momentum going.
Washington’s transformative Climate Commitment Act went into effect on January 1st, 2023 and our state expects this cap-and-invest program to generate billions by making polluters pay for climate, clean energy, and community investments.
The Legislature should invest these dollars wisely, making sure the funds cut pollution faster, invest in communities that need it the most and can afford it the least, and accelerate many needed solutions across our economy and state.
Specifically, significant funding for:
- cleaning up medium and heavy duty vehicles, like buses, trucks, and semis
- heat pumps for homes and small businesses
- weatherization for low income households
- communities overburdened by the impacts of poor air quality and climate change
- natural solutions that help build a resilient future
Please call the Legislative HOTLINE now: 1-800-562-6000 and leave a message for your legislators:
"Please invest the Climate Commitment Act dollars wisely by including programs to clean up medium and heavy duty vehicles and incentivize heat pumps for low-income homes and small businesses."
Your call will help them know that climate should continue to be a top priority issue, and that you are counting on them to invest in climate action wisely.
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