Climate Change & the Environment
The science is clear. We must reduce our carbon emissions to respond to climate change, and this will require state investment in long-term clean energy solutions. As a councilmember I supported the city becoming more energy-efficient by purchasing green power, investing in electric vehicle fleets, using solar energy, building alternative transportation systems adopting a climate reduction goals, and adopting a sea level rise response plan.
I’ll push the state to lead on climate policy. With transportation responsible for nearly half of our climate and air pollution in Washington, we need the Legislature to pass the Clean Fuel Standard to provide clean fuel choices.
We rely on the Puget Sound for healthy food, clean water, and recreational opportunities. Its health is vital to our state’s economy, quality of life, and culture of coastal native people. It is essential that we preserve and protect it.
Puget Sound recovery efforts require increased state investment to prevent pollution from urban stormwater runoff, protecting and restoring habitat and species like our endangered Orca population, supporting healthy water quality and a thriving species and food web.