Priorities for a Healthy Washington

I’m proud to announce that we’ve just launched the Priorities for a Healthy Washington website.

Although the site is pretty basic, the collaborative effort it documents is pretty amazing. Priorities for a Healthy Washington is a coalition of nearly all of the leading environmental organizations in Washington State. This is the third year they’ve come together to create and lobby for a common agenda in the state legislature. They’ve had some solid successes over the past two years, and this year is looking even better.

This year’s Priorities for a Healthy Washington are:

  • Cleaner Cars, Cleaner Air — adopting California’s best-in-the-nation auto emissions standards.
  • Green Building — committing the state to making sure all of its new state buildings meet the LEED Silver standard for high performance green buildings.
  • Sound Solutions — saving Hood Canal and Puget Sound from water pollution
  • Banning Toxic Flame Retardants — getting some of the most dangerous toxic chemicals out of our bodies, our food supply and our wildlife.

Priorities for a Healthy Washington will be sending out a series of email alerts and updates at critical moments throughout the legislative season. Why not take a moment to sign up and stay informed?

UPDATE: Alex Steffen argues that the Priorities are [not well framed and not bold enough](