Our Priorities for the 2024 State Legislative Session — The Nature Conservancy in Washington


  • Pure Local weather Options investments for conservation, restoration, and improved administration practices in forests, wetlands, and grasslands.

  • Spend money on a Simply Transition by lowering the monetary burden of vitality use and investing within the workforce growth wanted for a climate-friendly future.

  • Help the suggestions of the Environmental Justice Council, together with funding for community-led decarbonization and vitality resilience in addition to infrastructure and land re-acquisition for Tribal local weather adaptation and mitigation.

  • Pursue investments that entice federal local weather funding for Washington communities, in alignment with Washington’s Federal Funding Roadmap.

Precedence: Holding the oil trade accountable

Washington at the moment has no instruments that present transparency into how gasoline costs are set, or enable the state to interrupt potential unfair pricing practices that trigger a monetary burden to customers. As oil corporations mark document earnings, understanding what goes into the value on the pump is a crucial client safety device. Transparency may assist to sunlight any false narratives that goal to halt local weather progress for our state.

HB 2232/SB 6052 would require the Utilities and Transportation Fee (UTC) to assemble reporting of detailed pricing, revenue margin, and transaction knowledge held by gasoline suppliers, refinery operators, and others within the transportation fuels provide chain – giving our state a wanted device to guard customers from worth gouging. One other vital device within the proposed laws is a provision to guard customers from company “greenwashing,” when corporations make false claims about their local weather commitments to control customers.

Honoring Legacy Investments

Whereas we work to uphold our state’s commitments to local weather motion, TNC continues to advocate for the legacy funding efforts that underpin significant conservation, restoration, and local weather resilience initiatives throughout the state. These embody: Forest Well being & Wildlife Resilience (DNR, HB 1168), Stormwater Retrofits (WSDOT, Transfer Forward WA), Washington Coastal Restoration & Resiliency Initiative (RCO), and Neighborhood Forests Grant Program (RCO).

Dedication to partnership

A lot of what we do occurs in partnership, and we’re deeply dedicated to the shared priorities of the legislative coalitions we have interaction in. You’ll be able to be taught extra about these priorities and alternatives to become involved right here: