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.
Seattle City Light presented to the Caucus about their new four year plan to invest in accelerating transportation electrification. Transportation Electrification is the use of electricity to power buses, trucks, cars, ferries and other modes of transport. By using City Light’s affordable hydroelectric power, transportation electrification can lead to a number of community benefits including … Continue reading SCL Transportation Electrification Plan
May 4th Matthew Metz joined the 43rd District Environmental Caucus to give and update on the status of getting rid of gasoline in Washington State. Matthew reviewed recent Legislative success with the funding of a study for converting public fleets to all electric, to the Zero Emission Vehicle bill just passed and pending the important … Continue reading Gasoline-Free Seattle
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