Fighting Climate Change & Its Effects
Climate Change

Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, put a price on carbon, and enact measures to promote climate resiliency.  


Issue Team Chair: Phyllis Farrell, pfarrell@lwvwa.org(360) 789-8307
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2020 Legislative Session Expectations

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The League believes that global climate change is one of the most serious threats facing our nation and planet today. Climate change is having a significant effect on Washington State's natural and economic landscape. Addressing climate change impacts will require a sustained commitment to integrating climate information into legislation and government programs and services.

The League supports measures that promote clean energy and clean transportation, energy efficient buildings, the expansion of renewable energy and other measures that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote climate resiliency.

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Bills the League Supports
  • SHB 1110 /  SB 5412   Reduces greenhouse gas emissions with transportation fuels. 
  • HB 1113 Aligns Washington State's greenhouse gas reduction goals with the 2015 Paris Agreement and current climate change science assessments. 
  • HB 1597 Integrates the natural gas upstream emissions rate and global warming potential rule into other environmental and energy laws.

  • HB 1999  Reducing emissions by making changes to the clean car standards and clean car program.

  • HB 2311SB 6272 Amending GHG emissions limits for consistency with recent climate science.  

  • HB 2379  Sulfur hexafluoride emission reduction

  • HB 2405 / SB 6222 Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy and Resilience. 

  • HB 2427 / SB 6453 Tackling Climate Change as Part of Growth Management Act 

  • HB 2472  Incorporating GHG measurements from fossil fuels in state environmental laws

  • HB 2609 / SB 6335 Addressing Climate Change through Growth Management.

  • SB 5811 Reducing emissions by making changes to the clean car standards and clean car program.

  • SB 5947 Establishing the sustainable farms and fields grant program.


Bills the League Opposses

  • HB 1984 Designates food processing facilities as EIT for purposes of limiting GHG emissions
  • HB 1985 Regulatory relief from GHG rules for agriculture and food products.

Bills the League is Watching

  • HB 2415 Special district elections.


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