Help the 350.org WA — Civic Action Team

Hello Climate Action Team! 1615: Climate calls made to legislators!932: Climate comments left on bills!2570: Climate emails sent to legislators!5117: total legislator contacts made by the Civic Action Team in 2020! 9: Days left in the legislative session! We’re now in the home stretch with a big cut-off looming on Friday at 5pm when bills …

Climate-related Bills in the WA State Legislature

Climate- and energy-related bills in the WA State Legislature that the League of Women Voters supports: SHB 1110 /  SB 5412   Reduces greenhouse gas emissions with transportation fuels.  HB 1113 Aligns Washington State's greenhouse gas reduction goals with the 2015 Paris Agreement and current climate change science assessments.  HB 1597 Integrates the natural gas upstream emissions rate and global warming …

One more chance for WA’s “Green Wave”

...with inaction at the federal level, maybe a single state paving the way is our best hope for catalyzing broader action. Someone needs to lead. With lessons learned from this most recent failure, and more Democratic seats picked up in the state legislature — offering a firmer legislative route to passing a carbon tax — Inslee …

Support these climate-related bills now!

Consider sending a message SOON to our state legislators about these pending bills. Sen. Kevin Van de Wege: kevin.vandewege@leg.wa.gov Rep. Steve Tharinger: steve.tharinger@leg.wa.gov Rep. Mike Chapman: mike.chapman@leg.wa.gov Dear 24th District state legislators: At today's monthly general meeting, the members of Olympic Climate Action took a consensus position to support these bills, which will help to pave the way …

Climate/Energy bills in the State Leg

OCA's Executive Committee just sent these messages to our 24th District state legislators; we suggest you contact them as well, on this and other issues still pending in the Legislature: Rep. Mike Chapman: mike.chapman@leg.wa.gov 360-786-7916 Rep. Steve Tharinger: steve.tharinger@leg.wa.gov 360-786-7904 Sen. Kevin Van de Wege: kevin.vandewege@leg.wa.gov 360-786-7646 3SHB 1144: OCA commends the State House for passing this bill which would revise the current state-mandated …

Legislators: enact a strong carbon tax

At our general membership meeting of 2/4/18, we agreed to send this letter to our state legislators urging action on a strong carbon tax. The time is now, and there is no time for half-measures or excuses. We urge individuals to write their own letters on this issue--your representatives need to hear from you! Letter …

Climate Countdown in Olympia Jan. 8

Let's send a strong message to our state legislators that it's time for real climate action, now! Join with statewide 350.org groups mobilizing in Olympia for Climate Countdown: Day 1 on the first day of the 2018 Legislative Session, to let our representatives know we expect them to pass bold and meaningful climate legislation that has a chance of …

Legislators: Put a price on carbon now

By unanimous agreement at our meeting of 5/7/2017, we have sent this letter to our state legislators: Senator Kevin Van de Wege Representative Steve Tharinger Representative Mike Chapman Washington State Legislature Dear State Legislative representatives from District 24: Olympic Climate Action maintains a membership of more than 600 members from the Olympic Peninsula through email …

Local climate presentations this Wednesday

Local climate study and other local/state climate actions to be discussed by DRMT This Wednesday, at a meeting of the Dungeness River Management Team at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, climate change will be the central focus: At 2:20: Climate Change on the Olympic Peninsula Kate Dean and Cindy Jayne, North Olympic Peninsula Resource Conservation …

OCA ACTION ALERT:  SUPPORT INSLEE CLIMATE PROPOSAL

Governor Inslee proposes plan to limit carbon emissions Declaring it “time for polluters to pay their fair share,” Gov. Jay Inslee just proposed a sweeping new cap-and-trade system that would cut carbon emissions while generating $1 billion a year for schools, transportation projects and low-income tax rebates. Our state is already feeling the impacts of global …

Election 2014:  Forward or backward on climate?

Probably the most important thing you can do right now to protect us from climate chaos is to get involved in this year’s elections; OCA does not have an endorsement policy, but here are some ideas for your consideration: QUESTIONS AT CANDIDATE FORUMS:  OCA member Brian Grad is organizing people willing to attend one or more …

Comments to State Leg on proposed spill bills

OCA comments on proposed oil-spill bills to WA State Legislature Here are the letters we sent; we urge you to write as well.  Both legislators responded positively to our letters, so we're encouraged. 2014-02-03 Hargrove 2014-02-03 Tharinger