*** YOUR DAILY DO'S - 3/28, MORNING EDITION *** Mary Park
It’s getting hot out therrrrre. Well, maybe not here in the NW, but pretty much everywhere else, all around the planet, in 2016, the hottest year in recorded human history. What’s 45 going to do about it? He is set on rolling back Obama’s environmental legacy, starting with an EO reversing the Clean Power Plan scheduled for TODAY.
With apologies to Timothy Leary, it’s time to tune in, speak out, and show up for our planet.
1. TUNE IN:
Do you know about the good work going on over at Washington Environmental Women’s Alliance? They post daily dos much like we do, but with an environmental focus. It’s a great place to learn about issues facing our state and bio-region, from industrial mining in the Methow to Starbucks’ un-recyclable cups. Join and share the love.
2. SPEAK OUT- Call:
Stop tax giveaways to fossil fuels! Urge our State Reps to oppose SB 5439, which would lock our state into more fossil fuel-based power plants by giving utilities incentives to build new natural gas-powered plants. Utilities should definitely retire aging coal plants – but let’s encourage replacing them with wind and solar rather than more fossil fuels.
SB 5439 passed in the Senate with strong support. Now the House Technology and Economic Development Committee is holding a hearing on the bill TODAY - TUESDAY, March 28, at 10 am. Please call the members of this committee first thing today and make your voice heard! This is especially important if your state rep is on the committee. (Vote will be scheduled at a later date, so please call even after the hearing!)
“Hi, I’m a constituent, and I’m calling to ask Rep. _______ to please oppose SB 5439. I strongly oppose giving tax breaks to utilities for building new fossil-fuel based plants.”
Members of the House Tech. and Economic Development
Morris, Jeff (D) Chair (360) 786-7970
Kloba, Shelley (D) Vice Chair (360) 786-7900
Tarleton, Gael (D) Vice Chair (360) 786-7860
Smith, Norma (R) Ranking Minority Member (360) 786-7884
DeBolt, Richard (R) Asst Ranking Minority Member (360) 786-7896
Doglio, Beth (D) (360) 786-7992
Fey, Jake (D) (360) 786-7974
Harmsworth, Mark (R) (360) 786-7892
Hudgins, Zack (D) (360) 786-7956
Manweller, Matt (R) (360) 786-7808
McDonald, Joyce (R) (360) 786-7968
Nealey, Terry (R) (360) 786-7828
Santos, Sharon Tomiko (D) (360) 786-7944
Slatter, Vandana (D) (360) 786-7936
Steele, Mike (R) (360) 786-7832
Wylie, Sharon (D) (360) 786-7924
Young, Jesse (R) (360) 786-7964***
3. SHOW UP:
To two upcoming events:
First, on April 22, Seattle’s March for Science brings together those who want to support and safeguard science in the face of increasing politicization. (Isn’t it kind of sad that we have to march for science? It’s like dancing for weather.) Details here:
Then on April 29, the 100th day of the Trump presidency, the People’s Climate Movement will march in DC and in sister cities around the country to stand up for climate, communities and the planet. Put it in your calendar now and sign up to receive updates here:
Katie Anthony is a writer, one of the administrators of Pantsuit Washington, and heads the Daily Do's team.
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