Hot Off the Wire – 4/2/2019

Please take a moment to contact your Washington State Legislators in the table below with these important messages on legislation tomorrow and Thursday

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Regional Action

HB 1112 – HFC Phase-out – Due date: 4/4/2019 – Message:

Please vote yes on HB 1112 in your Senate Ways and Means Committee.  I support this bill, which phases out the sale and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are primarily used as refrigerants, by 2024.  HFCs are extremely potent greenhouse gases with existing alternatives for their use.

HB 1578 – Oil Transport safety – Due date: 4/4/2019 – Message:

Please vote yes on HB 1578 in your Senate Ways & Means committee.  The proven oil spill prevention tools in this bill would ensure that vessels carrying crude oil in high risks areas have the same requirements as oil tankers.

Senate Ways & Means Committee Members:

Sen NameParty / LDEmail
PalumboD / 1guy.Palumbo@leg.wa.gov
BeckerR / 2randi.Becker@leg.wa.gov
BilligD / 3andy.billig@leg.wa.gov
MulletD / 5mark.Mullet@leg.wa.gov
BrownR / 8Sharon.Brown@leg.wa.gov
SchoeslerR / 9mark.Schoesler@leg.wa.gov
BaileyR / 10barbara.Bailey@leg.wa.gov
HasegawaD / 11bob.Hasegawa@leg.wa.gov
WarnickR / 13judy.Warnick@leg.wa.gov
HoneyfordR / 15jim.Honeyford@leg.wa.gov
L WilsonR / 17Lynda.Wilson@leg.wa.gov
RiversR / 18ann.Rivers@leg.wa.gov
BraunR / 20john.Braun@leg.wa.gov
LiiasD / 21marko.Liias@leg.wa.gov
HuntD / 22sam.Hunt@leg.wa.gov
RolfesD / 23christine.Rolfes@leg.wa.gov
Van De WegeD / 24kevin.VanDeWege@leg.wa.gov
DarneilleD / 27jeannie.Darneille@leg.wa.gov
ConwayD / 29steve.Conway@leg.wa.gov
KeiserD / 33 karen.Keiser@leg.wa.gov
CarlyleD / 36reuven.Carlyle@leg.wa.gov
WagonerD / 39keith.Wagoner@leg.wa.gov
PedersenD / 43jamie.Pedersen@leg.wa.gov
FrocktD / 46david.Frockt@leg.wa.gov

HB 1580 – Orca / vessel separation – Message:

Please vote yes for HB 1580 in your Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources and Parks committee.   I support this bill, which enhances Orca recovery by reducing their foraging interference by marine vessels.

Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources & Parks Committee Members:

Sen NameParty / LDEmail
ShortR / 7shelly.Short@leg.wa.gov
WarnickR / 13judy.Warnick@leg.wa.gov
HoneyfordR / 15jim.Honeyford@leg.wa.gov
RolfesD / 23christine.Rolfes@leg.wa.gov
Van De WegeD / 24kevin.VanDeWege@leg.wa.gov
SalomonD / 32jesse.Salomon@leg.wa.gov
McCoyD / 38john.McCoy@leg.wa.gov

SB 5873 – Community Forests – Due date: 4/3/2019 – Message:

Please vote yes on SB 5873 for community forests in your House Rural Development committee.  I support this bill, which provides grant funding to local governments, tribes, and non-profits to purchase, protect, and sustainably manage important forest lands.

House Rural Development Committee Members:

Rep NameParty / LDEmail
RamosD  / 5bill.Ramos@leg.wa.gov
KretzR / 7joel.Kretz@leg.wa.gov
DyeR / 9mary.Dye@leg.wa.gov
SchmickR / 9joe.Schmick@leg.wa.gov
DentR / 13tom.Dent@leg.wa.gov
ChandlerR / 15bruce.Chandler@leg.wa.gov
J WalshR / 19Jim.Walsh@leg.wa.gov
BlakeD  / 19brian.Blake@leg.wa.gov
OrcuttR / 20ed.Orcutt@leg.wa.gov
ChapmanD  / 24mike.Chapman@leg.wa.gov
FitzgibbonD / 34joe.Fitzgibbon@leg.wa.gov
PettigrewD / 37eric.Pettigrew@leg.wa.gov
LekanoffD / 40debra.Lekanoff@leg.wa.gov
ShewmakeD / 42sharon.Shewmake@leg.wa.gov
SpringerD / 45larry.Springer@leg.wa.gov

SB 5116 – 100% Clean Electricity – Due date: 4/4/2019 – Message:

Please vote yes on E2SSB 5116 in your House Finance committee.  This bill creates landmark legislation, which is very important to me.  Please preserve target dates for coal plant shutdown by 2025 and carbon neutral electricity by 2030.  Please limit opportunities for utilities to avoid being held accountable to these dates.

House Finance Committee Members:

Rep NameParty / LDEmail
VickR / 18brandon.Vick@leg.wa.gov
OrcuttR / 20ed.Orcutt@leg.wa.gov
ChapmanD / 24mike.Chapman@leg.wa.gov
YoungR / 26jesse.Young@leg.wa.gov
StokesbaryR / 31drew.Stokesbary@leg.wa.gov
OrwallD / 33 tina.Orwall@leg.wa.gov
FrameD / 36noel.Frame@leg.wa.gov
TarletonD / 36gael.Tarleton@leg.wa.gov
MorrisD / 40jeff.Morris@leg.wa.gov
MacriD / 43nicole.Macri@leg.wa.gov
SpringerD / 45larry.Springer@leg.wa.gov
WalenD / 48amy.Walen@leg.wa.gov
WylieD / 49 sharon.Wylie@leg.wa.gov