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.
The Caucus met on May 3 and heard presentations from Gordon Padelford of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and Ben Broesamle of Seattle Subway on the spending plan for Seattle’s car tab revenue. Gordon’s talk compared the Seattle Department of Transportation’s plan to the recent plan advanced by Alex Pedersen, chair of the City Council’s Transportation Committee. … Continue reading Seattle Car Tabs Spending Plan
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
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