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.

Clean and Just Transportation

Hester Serebrin from Transportation Choices Coalition (TCC) provided a briefing on the State Transportation budget packages.  TCC  has developed a set of climate and equity  principles for transportation projects and is evaluating different transportation projects using this lens.  TCC  seeks support for their Clean and Just Transportation campaign. The 43rd District Caucus has signed on … Continue reading Clean and Just Transportation

Amtrak Cascades Intercity

Tim Gould, the Chair of the Legislative Committee for Sierra Club Washington State, presented on the Amtrak Cascades Long Range Plan. Tim reviewed the history of Amtrak Cascades in the region and why implementing the Amtrak Cascades Long Range Plan is essential for congestion relief and addressing climate pollution in our region. The plan builds on … Continue reading Amtrak Cascades Intercity

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