As I have committed to years of service in my community, and have analyzed our risks and opportunities, I realize that climate change is the No. 1 threat to our way of life. I think of the harm to forests, the farms, the animals, the water and the air of our planet, and the multiple, imminent negative changes to our way of life.
Much of this climate disruption is due to our use of fossil fuels. It’s time for our leaders to make a strong move towards a 100 percent clean energy economy. Oil companies have spent millions of dollars to protect the polluting economy of the past. It’s time we demand that our legislatures pass practical solutions that help move us into the clean energy economy we deserve.
We need to take swift and bold action to mitigate rising temperatures, extreme weather, wildfires and altered growing seasons will inflict untold harms to our environment, our health and our economic well-being
During this upcoming legislative session our elected officials have an opportunity to create a brighter future for our economy, our people and the natural world that makes Washington so special. They can do that by supporting legislation that puts us on a path to 100 percent clean energy.
We in the city of Snohomish are aspiring to eliminate the use of fossil fuels by 2030. We need this effort to inspire our whole state to make the changes that will help us keep our quality of life for the future.