Here in Washington we are already experiencing the impacts of dirty climate pollution – from more frequent and hotter fires to record-breaking temperatures to loss of species to warmer waters. We feel the urgency to act. WEC is committed to just and equitable climate action for all Washingtonians. We work to reduce dangerous climate pollution and do so in a way that results in cleaner air and water as well as increased economic opportunities especially in rural areas. Fundamental to our long-term vision is the goal of deepening and sustaining a robust and diverse climate movement in our state. Our goals are to limit climate pollution, maximize energy savings, stop new fossil fuel infrastructure, and transition to clean energy.

Maximize Energy Savings

We’re working to remove barriers and provide incentives for the efficient use of energy, especially in buildings. We will pursue policies that make energy saving the go-to source of new energy.

Transition to Clean Energy

To transition to clean sources of electricity generation, we support using renewable energy and greater efficiencies in a way that is just, equitable, and affordable.

Climate Clean Energy News and Stories

Long targeted by fossil fuel expansion, Tacoma takes significant steps toward protecting the Tideflats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 5 February, 2021 Media Contact: Zachary DeWolf, Communications Director, Washington Environmental Council: (206) 771-4207, TACOMA–Yesterday the City of Tacoma took a significant step in improving oversight over fossil fuels in the Tideflats, and responded to widespread community outcry by rescinding a preliminary approval for an expansion of the SeaPort Sound bulk … Continued

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Our Approach to Carbon Pricing

A key indicator of climate change is found in the ever-increasing rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet; nearly 1.2 trillion tons each year. While the speed of ice loss is now in line with worst-case scenarios for people and our environment, we will not achieve climate justice without racial justice. We must … Continued

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Guidance to Evaluate the Merits of Carbon Pricing Policies

Washington Environmental Council will use the following criteria to guide evaluation of proposed policies, center community and advance racial equity, improve technical aspects, and ultimately whether or not the policies as proposed are at a place we can continue to constructively engage. Click here for our guide.

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Trump’s Rollbacks ARE Environmental Racism

Take action now: Demand that the Trump administration protects people and public health.

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