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Webinar episode 1: How did the Climate Commitment Act get done?

Last week we debuted the informational webinar, “Washington State’s Climate Commitment Act: A New Standard for Action”. This week we share the webinar in short pieces for easy viewing. In this first part, Senator Reuven Carlyle answers, what does...

The moment has finally come

Today Governor Jay Inslee will sign the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) - SB 5126 - positioning Washington State as a national climate leader by passing the first climate legislation to pave the way to net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050....

The page is not big enough

This Sunday we will run a full-page ad in major newspapers across the state, thanking the leadership in Olympia for their work in passing two historic bills that benefit both our environment and the economy. The ad lists some of the many...

Legislature knocks it out of the park with Climate Commitment Act

Our legislature just passed the Climate Commitment Act (SB 5126), a program that “could be the new gold standard for other states to follow,” according to the Environmental Defense Fund, an expert in greenhouse gas (GHG) control policy. Now that...

Everybody’s Talking

With passage of the historic cap & invest Climate Commitment Act, people are talking!National Congress of American Indians president Fawn Sharp says,“Today marks the passage of the most important law in the history of Washington, as it finally...

Historic Climate Bill Passes Washington State Legislature

SEATTLE, April 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Climate Commitment Act (CCA), SB 5126, was passed by the Washington State Legislature today, the first climate legislation in the country to pave the way to net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050.  The...

Breaking News…The Climate Commitment Act has passed!

Breaking News... The Climate Commitment Act has passed! April 24, 2021 It’s done!  The Washington State Senate concurred with changes that the House made on the Climate Commitment Act just moments ago, so the “strongest climate legislation” in the...

Breaking News…The House passes the Climate Commitment Act!

Breaking News...The House passes the Climate Commitment Act! April 23, 2021 Moments ago, the Washington State House of Representatives passed the Climate Commitment Act, SB 5126, sending the bill back to the Senate for “concurrence.”  Only 2...

The best climate legislation proposed in the US

As the State House is poised to vote on the Climate Commitment Act potentially today, icons of the northwest environmental movement are joining the chorus of broad support for SB 5126.   “This is the best climate legislation, with a chance of...

It’s time to step up

In front of world leaders representing 80% of global carbon emissions, President Biden today declared the intent of the United States to reduce carbon emissions 50% by 2030. “It’s time to step up” to address climate change, said the President,...

On the eve of Earth Day

On the eve of Earth Day, a broad coalition of environmental organizations, equity advocates and local employers are renewing their call on the Washington State Legislature to act on the climate emergency in the next four days.  Detailing an...

Another Big Step for Climate Action

5 days and Counting  The Climate Commitment Act - SB 5126 - is one step closer to reality as the House Appropriations Committee today passed it, signaling its move to the House Floor for a full vote sometime later this week. “I am excited and...

Tick Tock. 6 Days and Counting.

On Friday night, the House Environment and Energy Committee passed SB 5126, the Climate Commitment Act, getting the policy one step closer to final passage.  But, we have just six days left in the Legislative session to get this to the finish...

“Pass the climate and transportation package now”

That’s the headline from an April 16 editorial in The Seattle Times supporting passage of the Climate Commitment Act, SB5126, saying:  “This package would make crucial infrastructure improvements while leveraging a cap-and-trade mechanism to cut...

SB 5126 is “a massive leap forward in climate policy”

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) -- a recognized global expert in designing carbon reduction policy -- has called the Climate Commitment Act (SB 5126) a transformative climate policy which addresses both greenhouse gases and local emission...

2 mins 2 protect the 🌎

In just a few weeks, we will be celebrating Earth Day.  What better way to do that than to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Start by joining our Action Alert team now to support the Climate Commitment Act, SB 5126.SB 5126 will put a hard cap...

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