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Legislative Endorsements in Washington State

Washington State SealEach 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.


2012

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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2011

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.

2010

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

2009

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

2008

Climate Action and Green Jobs - PASSED

Local Farms/Healthy Kids - PASSED

Evergreen Communities - PASSED

Local Solutions - PASSED

The Children's Safe Products Act - PASSED

2007

Save Our Sound - PASSED

Eliminate Toxic Flame Retardants - PASSED

Clean Air - Clean Fuels - PASSED

$100 Million for the Wildlife & Recreation Program - PASSED

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