Legislative Endorsements in Washington State
Each year, Earth Ministry and 25 leading statewide organizations working on conservation issues work together to advance four Environmental Priorities in the State Legislature. By focusing our collaborative energy on just four legislative proposals, we have achieved ever-increasing success for the health of our land, air and water. Learn more about the Environmental Priorities Coalition.
Toxic Free Kids Act - introduced to the state legislature on January 9th
Fulfill Our Clean Energy Initiative
Pollution-Free Prosperity - continuing off the 2010 and 2011 priorities to uphold our committments to basic core environmental priorities in the budget
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Coal Free Future for Washington - PASSED, Earth Ministry was there was Gov. Gregoire signed it into law in April 2011!
Phosphorous Bill - PASSED
2011 Clean Water Jobs Act - stalled in committee
Budget Solutions for Our Environment - maintained basic core environmental priorities in the budget.
Safe Baby Bottle Act - PASSED
Working for Clean Water - PASSED House, reintroduced as a 2011 priority
Sustain Environmental Protections in the Budget - maintained basic core environmental priorities in budget, reintroduced as 2011 priority
Cap and Invest - Did not reach a vote, but the Governor signed large parts of the bill into law with an Executive Order in May 2009
Efficiency First - PASSED
Transit-Oriented Communities - Did not reach a vote
Invest in Clean Water - PASSED House, reintroduced as 2010 priority
Climate Action and Green Jobs - PASSED
Local Farms/Healthy Kids - PASSED
Evergreen Communities - PASSED
Local Solutions - PASSED
The Children's Safe Products Act - PASSED
Save Our Sound - PASSED
Eliminate Toxic Flame Retardants - PASSED
Clean Air - Clean Fuels - PASSED
$100 Million for the Wildlife & Recreation Program - PASSED