Washington State’s Climate Action Plan

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State just released his Climate Strategic Agenda. It’s a detailed plan to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Washington State, to transform our state to a clean energy economy, and to employ people in executing the transformation. You can read the well-done and graphical brief by going to< https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-announces-climate-package-2022 >Continue reading “Washington State’s Climate Action Plan”

Washington State’s Salmon Recovery Plan

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State recently announced his salmon recovery proposals for 2022.     You can read the proposals by going to < https://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/inslee-announces-salmon-recovery-proposals-2022 > and then clicking on the link “salmon recovery proposals for the 2022 legislative session”. Other recent salmon-recovery related headlines:  – Lynda V. Mapes, “Fish passage, dam removal studied as SeattleContinue reading “Washington State’s Salmon Recovery Plan”

Inslee leads subnational governments reducing emissions at U.N. climate summit

⸺ source: selections from Gov. Inslee Press Update, 12 Nov. 2021 “Inslee met with regional leaders from around the world, as well as top federal officials like EPA Administrator Michael Regan and U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk, highlighting the worsening impacts of climate change in the Pacific Northwest as a call for urgent action onContinue reading “Inslee leads subnational governments reducing emissions at U.N. climate summit”

Inslee-led coalition of governments commits to slashing carbon emissions

⸺ source: The following is pasted from a 7 Nov. 2021 Gov. Inslee Press Update GLASGOW, Scotland – A coalition of 68 state, regional and city governments led by Gov. Jay Inslee today affirmed their urgent commitment to addressing the climate crisis by signing a range of emissions-slashing actions ahead of 2030. This is partContinue reading “Inslee-led coalition of governments commits to slashing carbon emissions”

Call For National Climate Legislation

Call your national legislatorsThere has never been more important climate legislation before our national representatives than the current Build Back Better legislation. As stated in this 7 Oct. 2021 Sierra Club newsletter: “ The Senate and the House are actively negotiating the most important clean energy legislation in a generation. The Build Back Better ActContinue reading “Call For National Climate Legislation”

Governor Jay Inslee and the Nez Perce’s Shannon Wheeler at the 14. Oct. Washington Conservation Voters Gathering (virtual) of Environmental Champions to talk about the lower Snake River dams

The following information and the above picture is from https://wcvoters.org/news/governor-inslee-joins-wcvs-gathering-of-champions-on-october-14th/ (accessed 12 Oct. 2021): “Governor Jay Inslee will join Shannon Wheeler, Vice Chairman of Nez Perce Tribe Executive Committee in a special discussion hosted by WCV CEO Alyssa Macy at WCV’s Gathering of Environmental Champions.     “Don’t miss this conversation between two Washington state leaders aboutContinue reading “Governor Jay Inslee and the Nez Perce’s Shannon Wheeler at the 14. Oct. Washington Conservation Voters Gathering (virtual) of Environmental Champions to talk about the lower Snake River dams”

Two strikes and we’re out. Call Republicans.

“Only the most important climate legislation ever proposed in America.” The future of my grandchildren can’t be all about what Democratic senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema do. Call Republicans, too. ————————————————————————————————- Two strikes and we’re out. As Bill McKibben noted in a recently released webinar (see references) that hosted multiple fighters for climate-action, theContinue reading “Two strikes and we’re out. Call Republicans.”

We need climate leaders, infrastructure, and systems.

Kate Brown, “The West Is on Fire. It’s Past Time to Act on Climate Change,” New York Times, 3 Aug. 2021, Web, Governor Kate Brown, climate fires, climate action       As Oregon governor Kate Brown relates in the opinion piece above, the West is on fire (my wife and I see smoky skies most daysContinue reading “We need climate leaders, infrastructure, and systems.”

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State on Climate Action: Keep the Heat Up

Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State, “Let’s keep up the heat on urgent action in climate crisis,” Seattle Times, 29 June 2021, Web, Let’s keep up the heat on urgent action in climate crisis  We cannot hide from climate change. To prevent a terrible future we must aggressively pursue climate action, which Washington State isContinue reading “Governor Jay Inslee of Washington State on Climate Action: Keep the Heat Up”