Advocacy

Legislative Session 2017

From concern to action!

Welcome to the 2017 Legislative session - a 105 day session expected to end April 23, 2017.

Audubon WA Weekly Legislative Updates will be posted below throughout the session. Questions? Contact the Chapter Conservation Manager at jsyrowitz@audubon.org, or 206-652-2444 x108.

January 30, 2017
February 8, 2017
February 16, 2017
February 23, 2017
March 2, 2017
March 8, 2017
March 16, 2017
March 23, 2017

Audubon priorities for the 2017 legislative session include: 

  • Investments in locally driven large-landscape forest restoration and community preparedness projects that improve the resilience of Washington’s communities and forests.
  • Funding to continue gathering information about the little fish that are such a critical food source for our marine birds.
  • Promote incentives for local renewable energy to ensure a clean energy future.
  • Putting a price on the carbon pollution causing climate change. (See the Governor's Propsal SB 5127/HB 1555 and the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy Proposal HB 1646/SB 5509)

In addition, we continue to work with the Environmental Priorities Coalition (EPC) who, this year, is focused on improving safeguards around oil transport, securing funding for the Model Toxics Control Act, and improving Washington's Growth Management Act to protect our local water resources and wildlife habitat. 

Interested in receiving weekly legislative updates and/or calls to action on issues of concern to the Audubon Network? Please contact the Chapter Conservation Manager, or sign up now for the next action alert!

AUDUBON ADVOCACY DAY

Save the date! Audubon Advocacy Day is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

Information, logistics, and registration AVAILABLE HERE.

Priority Issue Papers

Priority Talking Points

Advocacy Tools

Snowy Plovers Photo: Mick Thomspon

Environmental Priorities Coalition

Beginning in 2003, WSACC joined the Environmental Priorities Coalition (EPC). Today, through the power of the Chapter Network, Audubon Washington is one of over 20 leading environmental groups in Washington state that work to influence policy at the state level. Each legislative session the Coalition selects priority issues that are important to protecting our state for future generations and works hard to pass this common agenda.

West Coast Climate Campaign

Audubon Washington is a partner in the West Coast Climate Campaign - A collaborative group of environmental organizations in California, Oregon, and Washington working on strategies to help combat climate change in the Pacific Northwest. Together we are working to change policy in Washington to:

  • Limit and price carbon pollution
  • Replace coal with clean energy
  • Reduce carbon pollution from transportation with a clean fuel standard

Carbon WA

non-partisan grassroots group working to advance revenue-neutral carbon pricing solutions in Washington State.

Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy

The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is a coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses dedicated to reducing global warming pollution, strengthening our economy, and making sure all Washington families have a better future. 

SESSION SUMMARIES

2016 Audubon Legislative Session Summary here.
2015 Audubon Legislative Session Summary here.
2015 Audubon Advocacy Day Summary available here.
2015 Teen Advocacy Day Summary available here.

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