Gov. Inslee proposes to cut carbon pollution, grow clean energy jobs
January 9, 2018


Gov. Inslee State of the State address 2018

Statement from Vlad Gutman-Britten, Washington State Director for Climate Solutions, on Governor Inslee’s carbon pollution pricing proposal announced in his State of the State address, Jan. 9, 2018: 

“Today is an important day in Washington State’s path to a clean energy future.  Governor Inslee has placed climate action at the top of the priority list for the Legislature this year by proposing a climate policy that cuts carbon pollution and accelerates the growth of clean energy jobs.  While we are already experiencing climate impacts here at home, we also know there is a still a window of time to stop making it worse and build a bright future for us all. There is an urgent opportunity to act and to pass an effective and equitable climate policy in 2018.”  

Governor Inslee's State of the State address can be viewed online here.


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Jonathan Lawson

Digital Communications Manager, Climate Solutions

As Digital Communications Manager, Jonathan uses online tools to extend the reach of Climate Solutions programs, and to expand the community of people and organizations working together for clean energy and sustainable climate policies. He serves as managing editor of, and oversees our email list communications and social media.

Before joining Climate Solutions in 2014, Jonathan served as Executive Director of the communications rights organization Reclaim the Media, where he played a catalytic role in fueling the growth of a national movement focused on media justice and democratizing media and communications policy. He also spent more than eight years providing communications strategy, digital communications and design to statewide labor organizations including SEIU and WFSE/AFSCME, writing op-eds by day and designing giant puppets by night.

A past board member of the Washington News Council and of Seattle Improvised Music, he is also a veteran of the Independent Media Center movement, and has worked in community radio since 1986; for 19 years he produced the weekly creative music program Flotation Device on KBCS. His articles on media and communications issues have appeared in numerous northwest and national publications. Jonathan holds a masters degree in Theological Studies from Harvard University.

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