Gov. Inslee interviewed for the Volts podcast
We're all in: Governor Inslee's next big climate fight

Climate Solutions recently co-hosted a fantastic event at the Royal Room in Seattle—a discussion between Volts podcast host David Roberts and Washington Governor Jay Inslee. It was a great conversation, and I wanted to share it with you all. 

Here’s the entire recorded interview, and a transcript, courtesy of the Volts podcast.

This year’s top climate priority, for Governor Inslee and for all of us, is protecting the awesome and nationally significant climate progress we have made. He had a lot to say about the importance of the Climate Commitment Act. That landmark bill, along with several other clean energy measures he signed into law, is cutting pollution, making polluters pay, supporting the growth of clean energy jobs, and expanding environmental justice in Washington.

Inslee's comments will be a great source of inspiration for all of us as we spend time talking with friends and neighbors over the next few months, urging everyone to vote No on 2117 this November. In what turned out to be a wide-ranging interview, Inslee spoke about the challenges of the national political landscape, his optimism about clean energy innovation, the need to organize for progress, and how love—for his state, for his family, for his grandchildren—is his primary motivation.

Thanks to the Royal Room (one of our favorite venues in Seattle!) and to Canary Media for co-hosting this event with us. And if you’re not already familiar with the Volts  podcast, please check out the program's archives and subscribe—it really is one of the best sources there is on innovation, politics and progress in the clean energy transition.

Author Bio

Gregg Small
Gregg Small

Executive Director, Climate Solutions

Gregg brings nearly 30 years of experience working on climate, environmental, and public policy issues, including 25 as an Executive Director. At Climate Solutions, Gregg oversees a staff of more than two dozen policy experts, campaigners, innovators, and researchers across Washington and Oregon, providing strategic direction for one of the most effective regional climate and clean economy organizations in the nation. Under his leadership, Climate Solutions and our many allies have successfully passed some of the best climate policies in the United States. 

Prior to coming to Climate Solutions, Gregg served as the Executive Director of the Washington Toxics Coalition for 7 years and as the Executive Director of the California-based Pesticide Watch for 5 years. During that time, he played a leadership role in creating and developing a number of leading coalitions working on environmental health issues, including the Toxic Free Legacy Coalition,Californians for Pesticide Reform, and Safer Chemicals, Healthy Bodies. At Climate Solutions, he helped to found the Washington-based Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy and Renew Oregon.

Gregg began his professional career as an organizer for Green Corps, working in Washington, DC, Vermont, and California. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Dickinson College.

When not at work, Gregg spends time with his family and raising awareness about Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic disease that his son Jude has and that he is passionate about finding a cure for.

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