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Press Release: HISTORIC CLIMATE LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW

(Seattle, WA) July 26, 2021 – This past weekend, the Climate Commitment Act (CCA), SB 5126, officially became law—positioning Washington state as a national climate leader with one of the most progressive climate laws paving the way to net zero...

Washington State’s Climate Commitment Act – A Primer

The Act in Brief:  The Climate Commitment Act (Senate Bill 5126) is designed to deliver certain emissions reduction and achieve co-benefits that foster a more prosperous, equitable, and resilient Washington State. In 2020, Washington State...

Webinar episode 6: Saving the best for last…

Recently we debuted the informational webinar, “Washington State’s Climate Commitment Act: A New Standard for Action”. In this final part, panelists answer questions from the audience, including:  What are the key implementation challenges? What...

Webinar episode 4: What’s next for the Climate Commitment Act?

Recently we debuted the informational webinar, “Washington State’s Climate Commitment Act: A New Standard for Action”. In this fourth part, Katelyn Roedner Sutter of the Environmental Defense Fund explains how the CCA is a template for action...

Webinar episode 3: How does the Climate Commitment Act Work?

Recently we debuted the informational webinar, “Washington State’s Climate Commitment Act: A New Standard for Action”.  In this third part, policy analyst Kevin Tempest of the Low Carbon Prosperity Institute explains the nuts and bolts of how the...

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...

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