It’s almost game time!
With a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Seattle Mariners head to the playoffs for the first time in 21 years. GO M’s!
And just as the Mariners have hit a milestone, Washington state reached a major climate action milestone last month as the Department of Ecology finalized its historic cap-and-invest plan to slash carbon pollution. Together with the teams at Climate Solutions, The Nature Conservancy, and Washington Build Back Black Alliance, we briefed the media on the key components of the Cap-and-Invest Climate Commitment Act (CCA), how it will work, and what it will mean for our climate, health, and economy. KING-TV covered it, as did other outlets, including THIS from Utility Dive.
The next milestone will be celebrated on New Year’s Day, as the program will officially go into effect January 1st.
The first quarterly allowance auctions will be held by the Department of Ecology in the second half of February 2023 — about the time our world champion(?) Seattle Mariners report to spring training. To trade allowances and participate in auctions in Washington’s Cap-and-Invest program, all businesses and individuals must set up an account in the Compliance Instrument Tracking System Service (CITSS). Click HERE for dates and info.
Meanwhile, because climate action is a team sport, we’re pleased to see the news that Washington, Oregon, California, and British Columbia renewed their pledge to work together for decarbonization, clean energy, green jobs, environmental justice, and disaster preparedness as the Pacific Coast Collaborative.
(Jeff Chiu / The Associated Press)
“The Pacific Coast leads on virtually everything in social and economic development, and we are yet again leading the world and the nation when it comes to the development of a clean energy economy,” said Governor Jay Inslee.