Record wildfires in eastern Washington. Our shellfish industry experiencing economic loss. Communities and kids’ health impacted by air pollution. These are the kinds of threats we face now from global warming.
We all do our part to follow the rules to keep our state clean and save energy and fuel. But meanwhile, oil and coal companies and other big polluters aren’t taking responsibility for the pollution they put into our air and oceans. We are paying the price.
It’s time to enforce the law on the books and hold big fossil fuel polluters accountable.
By making polluters pay, we can have more clean energy that we produce here at home. That create good jobs in our communities and helps us build stronger local economies and means all of us can enjoy a healthy future. We have the know-how and the workforce to transition Washington from the pollution of fossil fuels to the prosperity of a just and sustainable clean energy economy.
This next week in Olympia, the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is coming together at the Capitol to show that the time to act is now. The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is Washington State’s coalition of community organizations, businesses, labor unions, and environmental organizations dedicated to reducing global warming pollution, creating family-wage jobs and securing a better future for our families and future.
But we need you too. We need to demonstrate the strong backing to counter oil industry’s influence and attempts to stall climate action.
Please join us! Tuesday, Jan 27 at 11 am in the Washington Room of the Pritchard Building on the campus show our support of the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy.
After the launch, the House Environment committee will hold the first hearing the Carbon Polluter Accountability Act (time: 1:30 p.m., room TBD). Please stay for the hearing so we can show strong support for Gov. Inslee’s policy that would cut global warming pollution and reinvest in our communities.
To have the event be a success, we need to demonstrate the strong backing of the broad community and need organizations and individuals to show up in support. Washington can and must lead to create a better path that protects our health and future.
Will you join us on Tuesday?