Taking a Stand

Posted January 9, 2018 at 5:50 am by

Yes­ter­day San Juan Islanders took a stand In Olympia. Joined By Sen­a­tor Kevin Ranker on the front steps of the State Cap­i­tal build­ing on the first day of the leg­isla­tive ses­sion are Patrick Kir­by, Jane Went­worth, Gretchen Ali­son, Liza Michael­son and Steve Porten. The group urged leg­is­la­tors to pass the Car­bon Tax Bill, the Oil Trans­porta­tion Bill, and the bill oppos­ing Atlantic fish pen farming.

The Car­bon Tax bill if enact­ed would com­mit Wash­ing­ton State to elec­tric vehi­cle fleets, cre­ate a 100 per­cent car­bon free elec­tric­i­ty port­fo­lio stan­dard, and put a price on car­bon emis­sions. It would phase out coal and fur­ther expan­sion of nat­ur­al gas facil­i­ties, while cre­at­ing thou­sands of clean ener­gy jobs.

The Oil Trans­porta­tion bill ensures the same safe­ty mea­sures that are in place in San Fran­cis­co Bay for oil trans­port, includ­ing enhanced safe­ty mea­sures pro­tect­ing against the risk of oil spills and pro­vid­ing a sus­tain­able source of fund­ing for the program.

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