Earth Ministry/WAIPL Executive Director LeeAnne Beres and ten other religious leaders recently met with Governor Jay Inslee to discuss how we can combat climate change in Washington. These faith leaders, representing Jewish, Christian, Muslim, and Sikh traditions, have since released a short statement in support for government action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Governor Inslee recently directed the Washington State Department of Ecology to implement statewide carbon limits set in law in 2008. This Clean Air Rule will gradually reduce the amount of carbon pollution produced in Washington over time by targeting the state’s 30 largest carbon emitters.
As faith leaders, we support the Clean Air Rule and are committed to ensuring that Washington has an effective, equitable climate policy that reduces carbon pollution; protects low-income communities and communities of color most impacted by pollution and climate change; and invests in clean, renewable energy and good jobs.