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From Pollution to Prosperity


From Pollution to Prosperity


From Pollution to Prosperity


From Pollution to Prosperity


From Pollution to Prosperity

climatejusticecaptainThe Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy has been hard at work for nearly two years conducting listening tours, engaging with people impacted by climate pollution, organizing with community partners, and learning from leaders. These efforts have culminated in a policy with input and support from a wide variety of stakeholders – representatives of communities of color and people with lower incomes, labor, environmental groups, faith communities, health professionals, advocates for women and families, and many more.  We have applied our collective experiences, committed to our shared values, and built on existing policies to create what we believe is the most effective and equitable carbon reduction policy to date for accelerating the transition to a clean energy economy.

Our policy will:

  • Drive significant investment in clean energy, healthy forests, and water infrastructure to reduce climate pollution more quickly and address the impacts of climate change in Washington.
  • Fund these investments with a tax on climate pollution, with the price linked to how well we are on track to meet our state emissions limits. These limits will be based on best available science in order to contribute to achieving a healthy, stable climate.
  • Bolster economic stability and equity in the transition to clean energy.

Read a summary of our policy here.


We are excited to share it with you – and to ask you to join us to help us get this policy passed at the earliest opportunity, starting with advocating for it in the 2017 legislature. Read the full policy description here.  Sign up to get our emails to stay in touch with how you can stay engaged!

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“Climate change is about health: the health of our children, our communities, and our planet. We call for immediate action to reduce the impacts of climate change.”

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association of the
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“When we fail to stop climate change, communities suffer from pollution and income inequality and we place our shared future at great risk.”

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Jobs & Clean Energy Supporters

    • 21 Progress
    • 350 Bellingham
    • 350 Seattle
    • Africatown
    • Alliance for a Just Society
    • American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific
    • American Sustainable Business Council
    • APACE
    • Asia Pacific Cultural Center
    • Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS)
    • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Statewide Organization
    • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, King County
    • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, Pierce County
    • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, Snohomish County
    • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, South Puget Sound
    • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, Spokane Chapter
    • Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, Yakima County
    • Audubon Washington
    • Bayan USA PNW
    • Businesses for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (Bicep)
    • Calyx
    • Central District Arts Forum
    • Centro Latino
    • Children’s Alliance
    • CIELO
    • Citizens for a Clean Harbor
    • Climate Change For Families
    • Climate Solutions
    • Coalition of Immigrants Refugees and Communities of Color
    • Colectiva Legal del Pueblo
    • Columbia Riverkeeper
    • Community Alliance for Global Justice
    • Community to Community (C2C)
    • Conservation Northwest
    • Consumers Union
    • CoolMom
    • Divest Whitman
    • Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition / Technical Advisory Group
    • E3 Washington
    • Earth Ministry
    • Earthship Seattle
    • El Centro de la Raza
    • El Comite de Derechos Humanos de Forks
    • Entre Hermanos
    • Environment Washington
    • Environmental Action
    • Environmental Defense Fund
    • Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)
    • Environmental Professionals of Color – Seattle Chapter
    • Enwave Seattle
    • Evergreen Carbon
    • Evergreen Students for Climate Action
    • Faith Action Network
    • FAPAGOW (Filipino American Political Action Group of Washington)
    • Feet First
    • ForestEthics
    • Fremont Brewing
    • Friends of Grays Harbor
    • Friends of the Columbia Gorge
    • FRIENDS of the San Juans
    • Fuse Washington
    • Futurewise
    • Got Green
    • Grays Harbor Audubon Society
    • Greenpeace USA
    • Health Care Without Harm
    • Hilltop Urban Gardens
    • Housing Development Consortium of Seattle-King County
    • IBEW Local Union 77
    • Institute of Neurotoxicology & Neurological Disorders (INND)
    • Irthlingz Arts-Based Environmental Education
    • Khalsa Gurmat Center
    • Latino Community Fund of Washington
    • Legacy of Equality Leadership and Organizing (LELO)
    • LGBTQ Allyship
    • Lightstone Consulting, LLC
    • Loving Kindness Meditation Center
    • Metropolitan Democratic Club of Seattle
    • Moms Clean Air Force
    • Multicultural Self-Sufficiency Movement
    • NAACP – Tacoma Chapter
    • NAACP of Seattle King County
    • National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum- Seattle Chapter
    • National Wildlife Federation
    • Native Youth Leadership Alliance
    • Natural Resource Defense Council
    • Neomer
    • Nonprofit Assistance Center
    • Northwest Progressive Institute
    • Northwest Seed
    • NW Energy Coalition
    • Olympic Climate Action
    • OneAmerica
    • Organization of Chinese Americans
    • PCC Farmland Trust
    • Pinchot University
    • Progreso: Latino Progress
    • PSARA, Puget Sound Adovcates for Retirement Action
    • Puget Sound Sage
    • Puget Sound Solar
    • Rajana Society
    • RE Sources for Sustainable Communities
    • Refugee & Immigrant Services NW
    • Renewable Northwest
    • SafeGuard the South Fork
    • Seattle Audubon
    • Seattle Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation
    • Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority
    • Seattle Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League
    • Seattle Recreative
    • SEIU 775
    • SEIU WA State Council
    • SeQuential
    • Sierra Club, WA Chapter
    • Solar Resource Assessment LLC
    • South Seattle Climate Action Network
    • Statewide Poverty Action Network
    • Sunergy Systems
    • Sustainable West Seattle
    • SW WA League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
    • Tacoma Green Drinks
    • Tacoma Urban League
    • Tahoma Audubon Society
    • Tenants Union of Washington State
    • The Lands Council
    • The Washington Bus
    • Thurston Climate Action Team
    • Tigrai Community
    • Tilth Producers of Washington
    • Tiny Trees Preschool
    • Trane
    • Transition Fidalgo & Friends
    • Transportation Choices
    • Tulalip Tribe
    • UAW Local 4121
    • UFCW 21
    • Union of Concerned Scientists
    • United Indians of all Tribes
    • University Temple United Methodist Church & Society Committee
    • Washington Business for Climate Action
    • Washington CAN!
    • Washington Conservation Voters
    • Washington Environmental Council
    • Washington Federation of State Employees Council 28 (AFSCME)
    • Washington Green Schools
    • Washington Interfaith Power and Light
    • Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility
    • Washington Public Employees Association (UFCW) Local 365
    • Washington State Budget & Policy Center
    • Washington State Labor Council AFL-CIO
    • Washington Sustainable Food & Farming Network
    • WashPIRG
    • Win/win Action
    • Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
    • Y @ Cascade People’s Center
    • YMCA Earth Service Corps