Welcome to the 43rd LD Environmental Caucus
We are a volunteer organization.
Our mission: To promote the protection of threatened natural resources – in particular the climate – vital for healthy communities, a healthy ecosystem and a sustainable economy in Washington.
To forward our mission we promote policies, legislation, platforms, positions, resolutions and endorsements within the 43rd District Democrats. We also partner with other organizations who share our values and goals.
our work on climate is guided by these points:
- Policy must be rooted in principles of equity and climate justice.
- Greenhouse gas emissions must start dropping now to reach the needed reduction target of 45% by 2030.
- We need bold policy for the built environment, energy production and transportation.
- We must oppose new fossil fuel infrastructure and keep fossil fuels in the ground.
Ever wondered what actions King County is planning to take on climate? At our October monthly meeting, Robin Briggs gave a talk on the new King County Climate Action Plan with an emphasis on the Plan’s greenhouse gas reduction policies. The talk covers the County’s reduction goals, emissions inventory results, and proposed policies for reducing … Continue reading King County Climate Action Plan
Metro is updating its key plans: operational, strategic, and long-term, to be more in line with the King County Strategic Action Plan (SCAP). A key part of the SCAP is getting more people to ride transit, and the new plans call for a 70% increase in transit ridership by 2040. Carrie Lee and Stephanie Pure … Continue reading Metro Sustainability & Climate Priorities
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