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.

What is a Road Usage Charge?

Can we move beyond the gas tax? What is a fair and equitable way to pay for our state road system? At our last meeting we were joined by a guest speaker, Reema Griffith, Executive Director, Washington State Transportation Commission. She gave a very interesting presentation on research the State Transportation Commission is doing on … Continue reading What is a Road Usage Charge?

Making Climate Policy Work

Making Climate Policy Work is a new book by Danny Cullenward and David G. Victor. This book is an excellent primer on large scale climate change policy, including the Cap and Trade markets like the one established by the recently enacted Washington Climate Commitment Act. The Caucus is starting a group to read and discuss … Continue reading Making Climate Policy Work

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