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President Biden’s ‘American Jobs Plan’ makes a down payment on a clean and just transportation future for all Americans. The Washington State Legislature must take it further. Washington State legislators must pass a transportation package that meets the moment and...
It’s time to speak up for strong multimodal and clean transportation investments Senate Transportation Committee Chair Steve Hobbs released his re-vamped Forward Washington proposal for a ~$15 billion, 16-year transportation revenue and investment package this week....
House Democrats roll out bold $26 billion transportation package proposal Transit, safety, climate, and equity prioritized like never before On Tuesday, House Transportation Committee Chair Representative Jake Fey and his fellow Democrats unveiled a $26 billion...
During the upcoming 2021 legislative session, state leaders will grapple with major crises: keeping people healthy and financially stable through the pandemic, dismantling systemic racism, closing a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall, and acting on the climate...
We need a #ResilientFuture for all! Today, our broad climate coalition of labor unions, environmental organizations, community of color based organizations, faith communities, health professionals, and businesses call on Washington state lawmakers to support...
In the 2019 legislative session, led by our partners Front and Centered, and supported by the Climate Alliance, we pushed for the creation of an Environmental Justice Task Force to develop strategies that address environmental health disparities with guidance from the...
This has been a hard and powerful month. We are seeing structural injustices and white supremacy violence magnified and at the same time seeing our communities powerfully come together in support of racial justice and Black lives. Below is a statement from the Climate...
Today, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the Climate Alliance is calling for bold emergency justice & a just recovery from COVID-19. Although we cannot mobilize in the streets to call for climate justice this Earth Day, our message remains the same. Now, more...
During this time of crisis, fueled by the inadequate federal response to COVID-19, and vast inequity, we must do all we can to support disproportionately impacted workers and communities on the frontlines. Now is the time for solidarity. The Climate Alliance is...
When faced with moments of global crisis— whether it’s climate change or the current COVID-19 pandemic — it’s crucial that we stand together as a society. Now is not the time for xenophobia, or blame, but rather a sense of unity and solidarity as we look out for each...
Did you know most of Washington State’s transportation investments are currently decided without any clearly defined goals and metrics? This selection process can lead to unfair and inequitable outcomes, such as increased air pollution and induced demand that creates...
Largest WA unions, environmental, equity and health groups align around a bold 2020 legislative climate agenda
The 2019 session was a landmark in advancing statewide climate policy and established Washington State as a nationwide leader in making a just transition to clean energy and addressing the climate crisis. The Climate Alliance expects state legislators to continue...
This year’s victories are a testament to the power of partnership. The road may be long but when we stick to our values, stand together, and never give up, we win,”
Yes on 1631 Coalition Supports 2019 Legislative Agenda for Equitable Climate Action in State Capital
The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy, the coalition that led the effort to bring Initiative 1631 to voters this past November, is pushing a set of bills in Olympia to address climate change and bring much needed climate solutions to Washington State. Together we...
We’re building networks of people who care about the environment for a huge variety of reasons and want common sense, practical plans.
For Labor, there’s a careful balance between job retention, responding to ecological concerns and making change at a pace that won’t economically hurt communities.
Climate change and animal welfare has always been a concern for Sylvia Moss. But when she became a mom, wanting a better future for this world—and for her son—turned “Technicolor.”
When Reverend Marilyn Cornwell arrived at the Church of the Ascension in Magnolia five years ago, just a handful of church members were active in the environmental movement. Today, environmental stewardship is a central mandate for the entire congregation.
We are building a deeper, broader climate movement for Washington—one that can overcome the power of fossil fuel interests who will fight the transition to clean energy. We are excited to work with you.
We are excited to announce a policy proposal that reflects the diverse values of the many constituencies of the Alliance and makes major progress on carbon pollution and clean energy.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2015 Voters will lead Washington’s transition to a clean energy economy With businesses, unions, communities of color and faith groups standing shoulder to shoulder, today the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy announced their plan to...
Dr. Gammon has contributed critical climate research and has taught thousands of undergraduates the nuts and bolts of climate science. But, today his passion is bringing an understanding of climate issues to the public.
Today the Washington State Department of Ecology initiated a process to begin enforcing statewide carbon limits and demand accountability for carbon pollution under the state’s Clean Air Act.
As a mom and as a nurse it scares Amelia Kaune to think about what the world could look like in 50 years if global warming continues at its current pace.
“Hey — the sun is coming out. Bad news!” Naess exclaimed. Turning to visitors, he explained: “We would much prefer a dousing rain for a month.”
It’s time to acknowledge that people impacted by global warming include the poor and disenfranchised, and they need a stake in policy decisions.
For over 25 years, Earth Ministry/Washington Interfaith Power & Light has been the statewide leader in engaging the religious community in environmental stewardship and advocacy.
Any discussion about climate change should be required to start with a quote from Peter Goldmark, Washington’s Commissioner of Public Lands. “Our fire season started a month ahead, our crops matured weeks ahead and the dry weather we usually get in August, we’ve had since May.”
Saturday will mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, when flood waters breached levies, ruined homes and destroyed lives in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
“As a mom you really start looking beyond the current situation and to what’s coming for your kids, and their kids. We need to take action now so our kids have a better future,” says Jemae Hoffman.
Our salmon are in hot water. More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.
The dust has settled on a frustrating legislative session. Time and again, oil interests blocked broadly supported steps to encourage the transition to clean energy and cut global-warming pollution.
You may recognize Zarna Joshi from news broadcasts or from her interview in the New York Times. She helped organize the high profile, anti-Arctic drilling protests in Seattle this spring.
From serving as Washington’s Energy Policy Director to helping Seattle build a carbon-free electric utility, climate advocate and policy architect KC Golden has done it all.
According to Carmen Martinez, South Park ranks first in Washington State for the highest asthma rates and the smallest tree canopy.
Sarra Tekola is on a mission. The Environmental Sciences student at the University of Washington has been an activist and climate change evangelist her whole life. Now, her sights are set on achieving climate justice in Washington State.
What happens when a would-be environmental attorney and a self-declared “lifelong do-gooder and policy junkie” go into craft brewing? They launch Fremont Brewing, one of Washington State’s most sustainable small breweries.
Dr. Amundson says severe weather events around the world caused by climate change are closely tied to health-related issues and are negatively impacting human health.
Volunteers walked out of the Southside Commons on May 16 to bridge the science to the sidewalk as they hit the streets to ask passers-by how climate changes are impacting communities in South Seattle.
As the CEO of a Seattle-based solar company, I know that our state’s forward-looking clean energy policies are a major reason why cutting-edge businesses have decided to set up shop here in Washington.
Embracing a more inclusive society is the only way to overcome the many great challenges that we as a people face, the most pressing of which is the rapid warming of our planet from heat-trapping and health threatening carbon pollution.
The state Senate is doing its best to ignore a plan that would tax big polluters to pay for transportation. But it’s catching on with a group that used to matter in democracy: the people.
Most of the heart-healthy oil is used for cooking, but some is sent to a refinery, where it’s turned into biodiesel and shipped to California.
The governor was highlighting the disproportionate health impacts of air pollution there as part of his statewide climate tour. It’s one more argument in favor of his plan to cap carbon emissions.