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Legislative Climate Action Forum to be held in Wallingford

By master · January 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Organizers invite community members to a forum this Saturday about Legislative Climate Action in the state of Washington.

The forum will run from 9am to 11:30am on January 31 at Keystone Congregational Church,  5019 Keystone Place N in the Wallingford neighborhood. Information will be provided regarding bills supported by the Environmental Priorities Coalition. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions and learn how best to communicate with legislators on these issues.

From the organizers:

Sasha Pollack, with the Washington Environmental Council (WEC), will describe the proposed Carbon Pollution Accountability Act, which will put a price on carbon and require large polluters to pay, and the Clean Fuels standards, which will reduce the carbon content of gasoline. Rebecca Ponzio, with the WEC, will describe the proposed Oil Train Safety bill. Brenna Davis, from Virginia Mason Hospital, will provide a business perspective and Mauricio Ayon, from Washington Community Action Network, will give a perspective of the effects on low-income and marginally-employed families.

A wide range of environmental and political organizations will be present at the event.  These include the Northwest Energy Coalition, which will have information on energy efficiency and alternative energy legislation, and the Sierra Club, which will have information on proposed coal trains bills. Sponsors of the event include the 43rd District Democrats Environmental Caucus, the Washington Environmental Council, 350, The Metropolitan Democratic Club and Climate Solutions.

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