About the Alliance

Washington is leading the way to a more equitable, prosperous future for everyone.

The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is a coalition of Washington organizations and individuals committed to building our state’s economy, improving the health of our residents, and leading on the fight against climate change.

With more than 250 coalition members including health professionals, businesses, labor unions, faith communities, environmental advocates, and communities of color—plus thousands of volunteers from all over the state—the Alliance is dedicated to building a prosperous future with a clean energy economy.

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Washington has never waited for others to find solutions. We have a history of tackling problems others wouldn’t and taking on challenges as opportunities. Now it’s time to write the next chapter.

Washington is creating a new economy built on clean efficient energy. The choices we make now can propel us toward healthier communities and stronger economies across the state.

We believe Washington:

1. WILL respond to climate change by adopting standards and policies that reduce carbon emissions and hold big emitters accountable with actions appropriate and proportionate to the urgency of the challenge

2. CAN strengthen our economy, business sector, and labor movement by transitioning to a clean and resilient economy, which creates good jobs in Washington, better choices for consumers, and improves the health of our communities and the environment.

3. MUST invest in communities of color and communities with low incomes disproportionately harmed by fossil fuel pollution.

The Alliance believes that we can only achieve our vision if we commit to:

  • Passing policies and making investments that effectively and deeply reduce climate pollution.

  • Ensuring that communities hardest hit by pollution and climate change have equitable representation at the decision making table, receive an equitable share of investments and benefits, and see a tangible reduction of carbon emissions in their communities.

  • Ensuring that policies to reduce pollution do not increase costs for people with lower incomes and providing financial assistance and options to families with lower incomes to make low-carbon options available and accessible to all.

  • Ensuring a truly just transition for workers and impacted communities during the transition to a clean energy economy, including through the creation of family sustaining jobs.

  • Keeping energy intensive and trade exposed industries in the state, rather than driving their business and pollution offshore.

  • Making sure every community – urban and rural – has a stake in the benefits of a clean energy future.

  • Recognizing tribal sovereignty and abiding by the law of free, prior, and informed consent for projects impacting tribal lands.

 

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