Our network of statewide youth-led organizations including Our Climate and Sunrise Tacoma urge the Washington State Legislature to pass SHB 1204, or Clean Cars 2030.
As our elected representatives, it is their responsibility to protect our right to a livable future by passing bold, equitable, and science-based climate policies this legislative session. The best time to pass SHB 1204 would have been decades ago, but the next best option is to pass it now.
Young Washingtonians know that our future (and the futures of generations to come) depends on drastically reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. That’s why last year, we successfully lobbied the Washington State Legislature to pass the Climate Pollution Limits bill which commits Washington to reducing overall emissions of greenhouse gases to forty-five percent below 1990 levels by 2030. Passing SHB 1204 is a critical step in reaching that target. There is no way that we can reach our climate targets without rapidly transitioning away from gasoline.
SHB 1204 is good for our environment, our health, our economy, and our communities. Young Washingtonians know that we can set an example for the rest of the country to follow by passing this legislation. You can be on the right side of history by calling your legislators and asking them to prioritize the health of their constituents over the profits of the fossil fuel industry by supporting the passage of SHB 1204 today.