2023 Legislative Session Ends with Massive Wins for Air High quality, Resiliency Planning, and Clear Power  — The Nature Conservancy in Washington

The Washington State Legislature has adjourned for the 2023 session, and our group is reflecting on a few of our largest successes, and the place we are able to construct to from right here. 

Our groups labored tirelessly to advance our priorities and be a voice for nature in Olympia. This 12 months we collectively testified at 36 committee hearings, signed in on the report supporting payments 58 instances, had been talked about or quoted in 5 information articles, revealed one Letter to the Editor, and hosted two foyer days on the capitol. Public advocacy efforts resulted in over 2,200 emails despatched from Washingtonians to their representatives on points that matter most to them. Our advocacy efforts are strengthened by significant relationships with companions, and nonpartisan pursuit of efficient, science-based coverage. 

Assembly the Want for Local weather Options in Biennial Budgets

Due to income from the Local weather Dedication Act, the State Legislature has made a historic stage of investments in local weather solutions- totaling over $2 billion within the subsequent biennium. Within the coming years Washingtonians will see the impacts throughout many facets of every day life- expanded clear vitality technology, extra automobile and residential electrification, preserving and restoring ecosystem operate, rising group resilience to rising threat of wildfire, and centering and investing in these communities most weak to local weather impacts.  

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