UPDATE March 2:
Because it was initially written, HB 1099, would be sure that Washington’s largest and fastest-growing communities are planning for the discount of greenhouse fuel emissions and car miles traveled. HB 1099 additionally ensures that each one Washington communities are planning for local weather hazards like wildfires, drought, and sea-level rise and guaranteeing neighborhood resiliency.
Final night time, HB 1099 handed out of the state Senate Methods and Means Committee. Nevertheless, the invoice was scrubbed of local weather mitigation actions, eradicating necessities that our quickest rising communities cut back greenhouse fuel emissions and car miles traveled. It was scrubbed of the time period “local weather change” repeatedly.
We should handle the local weather disaster comprehensively, and this implies each emissions reductions along with resiliency efforts. We can not stress sufficient the urgency wanted for motion on local weather change—evidenced on this week’s IPCC local weather report, which lays out how shortly local weather change impacts are accelerating and the shrinking window we’ve to behave.
The present model of HB 1099 is just not enough to deal with the dimensions of the local weather disaster and we’re wanting towards management within the Washington Legislature to revive the integrity of this invoice.
It’s crucial that HB 1099 go the Senate in order that we are able to restore the invoice’s integrity within the remaining stage of the method with management from the Home and Senate. Will you e mail your Senators to ask them to vote YES on HB 1099 in order that local weather change mitigation could be restored as a key component of updates to the Progress Administration Act?