If you were unable to make the public hearing last week in support of eliminating coal from the draft IRP ( a 20 year plan to continue burning coal) , The Climate Legislative and Executive Work-group Public Hearing #2 will be held this Wednesday October 23rd from 6-9:20 pm at Bell Harbor International Conference Center. This hearing will allow participants to relay their concerns about coal to Washington State Governor Jay Inslee. For more information, check out the details below provided by the Sierra Club.
The Governor and state legislators are inviting the public to help design our state’s roadmap to reduce climate pollution.
We all know climate pollution is warming our planet. This puts Washington at greater risk for extreme drought and wildfires, raises acidity levels in our oceans (threatening our lucrative fishing industries) and increases the risks of flooding and superstorms.
Governor Inslee’s Climate Action Workgroup is developing recommendations for how Washington can reduce its carbon pollution.
This is the time to speak up and demand strong action on climate disruption! As we know, the most effective way to reduce our carbon footprint is to retire dirty and dangerous coal.
WHO: Friends, family, neighbors, Sierra Club and you!
WHAT: Governor Inslee’s Climate Legislative Executive Workgroup public hearing
WHEN: October 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registration starts at 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA [Map]
Questions: Contact Seth Ballhorn at firstname.lastname@example.org
One of the most important things Washington can do to reduce our carbon footprint is to retire our coal fired power. The state’s largest private utility, Puget Sound Energy, gets about 30% of its electricity from coal power. Replacing this dirty coal power with clean energy will create jobs and benefit our economy, in addition to dramatically reducing our carbon pollution impact.
The opportunity for clean, sustainable energy is limitless and this hearing will go a long way to ensure our future is one that relies on clean energy not dirty fossil fuels.
Thanks for all you do to protect the environment,
Beyond Coal Campaign
C: (206) 218-3374