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Climate Commitment Act passes Senate

Thanks to the leadership of Senators Reuven Carlyle, Rebecca Saldaña, Steve Hobbs, and others, SB 5126 -- the Climate Commitment Act -- passed in the Washington State Senate this evening. Senator Carlyle said, “I truly believe we are on the right...

Climate Commitment Act Moves to Senate Floor

Yesterday, the Senate Rules Committee pulled SB 5126, the Climate Commitment Act, to the floor of the Washington State Senate. That means soon, the Senate can take a big step toward putting Washington on a path to meeting our carbon reduction goals...

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As the Climate Commitment Act (SB 5126) moves to a vote in the Washington State Senate, it has support from businesses, labor, environmentalists and justice groups across the state. Why? Because it’s good for our economy AND it’s good for our...

The Grand Bargain is a Big Deal

Leaders in Olympia recognize that the most significant issues of our time are interconnected: the climate crisis, health inequities, economic and infrastructure troubles. Piecemeal solutions to isolated problems won’t meet the magnitude of the...

How many jobs?

When sponsors of the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) talk about “climate, jobs and justice”, just how many jobs are they talking about? And what kind of jobs would those be?  For guidance, let’s look at modeling based on the Building Back Better...

Grand Bargain gains support

The growing movement to address our climate crisis while addressing our transportation infrastructure has gained another important business ally. In Sunday’s Seattle Times, Amazon’s vice president of Global Real Estate and Facilities John...

Business Roundtable supports climate action

What’s driving the growing consensus among businesses in Washington for putting a price on carbon? Business leaders recognize the economic benefits of energy efficiency, infrastructure investment, and regulatory certainty. And they understand the...

Momentum is growing for climate action

A diverse group of business leaders, social justice advocates, environmentalists, labor and philanthropists have joined together to call on the state Senate Ways and Means Committee to pass the Climate Commitment Act.  That vote is scheduled for...

“Strike deal for infrastructure, environment and jobs”

The Seattle Times editorial board urges state lawmakers to “strike deal for infrastructure, environment and jobs”, saying: “Difficult times such as these can present extraordinary opportunities. With vision and creativity, Washington lawmakers can...

SB 5126 – Senate Ways and Means Committee Support Letter

On February 25, the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee passed the cap & invest Climate Commitment Act (CCA) by a vote of 7 to 3. It is still the only carbon pricing bill that has passed a committee this session, which has...

Build Back Black

With permission from the Washington Build-Back Black Alliance, we share this letter from Paula F. Sardinas to Senator Reuven Carlyle, expressing WBBBA support for the Climate Commitment Act: Subject: *URGENT* | #WBBBA Supports SB/5126...

Businesses support climate action

Why do so many businesses, large and small, support climate action? To quote the 47 major companies that signed a recent C2ES statement, “Leveraging American investment and innovation toward the technologies of tomorrow will create jobs, drive...

Cap & Invest Works – Here’s Proof

Cap & Invest jurisdictions outperform on both environmental & economic outcomes.Overwhelming data shows that we don’t have to choose between the environment and the economy. Below, wespotlight two US programs where Cap & Invest has done...

Has Cap & Invest Worked Elsewhere?

Yes! Cap & Invest is working in a variety of jurisdictions. In fact it’s because Cap & Invest works so well that it’s gaining traction globally. Washington will be following a proven path, learning from and improving upon the experience of...

Carbon pricing is here to stay

Globally, there is strong consensus that carbon pricing works, and is central to turning the tide on climate change. Even China has put a price on carbon emissions. In the EU, results are significant: capped emissions from stationary sources...

Commitment to Environmental Justice

For far too long far too many in our state have suffered a disproportionate share of environmental harm. This is not new news. We can see it mapped. And now, with the Climate Commitment Act (CCA, SSB 5126) we can do something about it.  Currently...

Momentum Builds as Cap & Invest Clears Key Senate Committee

Thanks to Senators Carlyle, Hobbs, Das, Liias, Nguyen, Stanford and Wellman for their leadership in bringing historic progress on climate policy to Olympia! This morning, the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee passed the cap &...

This moment

On our Climate Commitment webinar last week, Senator Reuven Carlyle spoke about “this moment” in our state’s journey to meet our climate change challenge.  A moment when we can achieve an economy-wide transformation with a proven-effective Cap...

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