Advocacy

Legislative Session 2020

Welcome to the 2020 Legislative session; a 60-day session expected to end in March

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Audubon priorities for the 2020 legislative session include: 

  • Clean Fuel Standard (HB 1110):
    Transportation is our #1 source of climate pollution here in Washington. This bill would establish a clean fuel program to limit greenhouse gas emissions per unit of transportation fuel sold in the state.
  • Updating Green House Gas Targets (HB 2311):
    Climate action requires carbon reductions across the board. This means setting credible and ambitious climate pollution limits, providing clear direction to meet these limits, and investing in nature-based solutions to capture carbon.
  • Sustainable Farm and Fields (SB 5947):
    Farmers can and must be a part of climate solutions here in Washington state. The Sustainable Farm and Fields bill will make voluntary grants available to landowners who want to transition to more carbon-friendly practices.
  • Zero Emission Vehicles (SB 5811):
    Consumers in Washington don’t have access to zero emission vehicles right now because we lack the requirement here to have them available. This bill would increase the availability of these vehicles.

In addition, we continue to work with the Environmental Priorities Coalition (EPC). EPC 2020 priorities include 100% clean energy, oil spill prevention, orca emergency response, and reducing plastic pollution.

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