The Policy workgroup consists of:
Trade has everything to do with climate justice! International trade deals affect the environment in many ways. Trump’s “NAFTA 2.0” (also known as USMCA) will encourage further outsourcing of pollution and jobs, offer special handouts to notorious corporate polluters, lock in fossil fuel dependency, and— due to an egregious regulatory chapter—prolong this administration’s polluting legacy for years after leaving office. Learn more on the Trade Policy Team page.
Civic Action Team
Through the direct lobbying of elected officials we move them to advance bold climate legislation, and hold them accountable to the principles of climate justice. We have members across the state that regularly engage with elected representatives at the city, county and state levels. Join our community and help expand the movement pushing politicians for aggressive climate action on the Civic Action Team page (the CATs are now part of 350WA, but we’re still very much involved!).
Decarbonizing our state’s largest for-profit utility is no easy task, but by working in coalition with other regional climate groups we can make progress. Updates on Puget Sound Energy’s 20-year planning process are posted on the Carbon-Free PSE page.
Federal Green New Deal
As we approach the end of 2020 and move into 2021, 350 Seattle will be pushing Green New Deal policies to our local Congressional representatives. There are myriad bills to study and promote relating to clean energy, farming and infrastructure. Visit Federal Green New Deal to learn more.