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Gov. Jay Inslee ~ Our climate at risk
Did you see the interview where Donald Trump denies climate change,?
In a rambling tirade, he tries to argue that the planet is actually cooling. It’s absolutely horrifying that the leader of our country has zero understanding of science and outright denies the existence of climate change. Donald Trump’s dangerous beliefs are putting our futures and our children’s futures at risk.
Trump’s reckless, shortsighted decisions are downright dangerous: rolling back critical environmental protections. Pulling the United States out of the Paris climate agreement. Opening our coastlines to devastating offshore drilling. We can’t stand for it.
Our climate is changing, and we have a moral responsibility to take action. That’s why we’re creating Democratic Climate Action: to elect leaders who will promote climate action and fight climate change at the state level, no matter what nonsense Trump spews from the White House.
Right now, the most important thing we can do to protect our planet’s future is to stand united against Trump’s anti-environment agenda.
So I need you to stand with me today. Add your name to send a strong message to Trump: Protect our climate – don’t destroy it!
Thank you for adding your voice.
Very truly yours,
Governor of Washington
Chair, Democratic Governors Association
In the Newsroom with Gov.Inslee
Inslee signs executive order to protect Orcas and Chinook salmon
Both species are iconic to Washington and a vital part of tourism, maritime industries
The bison of Montana, the alligators of Florida, the wild horses of Colorado — every state has a signature species it takes pride in.
Washington is lucky enough to have two iconic animals: orcas and salmon, whose destinies are both intertwined and in peril.
In Puget Sound, the population of Southern Resident killer whales has declined from 98 in 1995 to 76 today. The diets of southern resident orcas consist largely of Chinook salmon, but the Chinook are listed on federal and state endangered species lists. If the Chinook population continues to decline, the southern resident orca population will follow.
Recognizing the dire need to protect both these species, Gov. Jay Inslee signed an executive order today outlining a strategy for southern resident orca and Chinook recovery.
The order instructs state agencies to outline immediate steps and long-term solutions to recover these species. The order also assembles a task force to bring together state agencies, tribal leaders, local governments, federal partners and other stakeholders to make recommendations at the state, regional and federal levels.
Read the rest of the story on the governor’s Medium page. and the official Executive Order 18-02 is below
“The destiny of salmon and orca and we humans are intertwined,” the governor said at a news conference at the Daybreak Star Cultural Center in Seattle. “As the orca go, so go we.”
“This is a wake-up call,” Suquamish Tribal Chairman Leonard Forsman said, adding, “It’s going to take some pain. We’re going to have to make some sacrifices.” also stated below
Suquamish Tribe Chairman Leonard Forsman reiterated the urgency of protecting the southern residents.
“The orca whales are vital to our culture and spirituality as we are the first people on Puget Sound,” Forsman said. “They act as sentinels, observing our behavior and its impacts on the health of our waters. They bless us with their presence and depend on us to keep our sacred pact with the Creator to care for this beautiful land.”
“The orca dilemma is giving us a unique opportunity,” Solien said. “Our goal is to recover the orca, recover the salmon (and) improve the quality of life for everyone.”
Governor Inslee’s Communications Office
March 14, 2018
comments & resources
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In the Newsroom with Gov.Inslee ~ Jan 1- March 27 2018
- 03/27/2018 – State Parks a key keeper of Washington’s history
- 03/22/2018 – New law takes major step in transforming behavioral health care
- 03/19/2018 – Inslee signs bills to improve state’s democratic process
- 03/16/2018 – B.C. backs high-speed corridor study connecting Vancouver to Seattle
- 03/16/2018 – West Coast governments agree to cooperate on climate change, environment, trade and overdose crisis
- 03/14/2018 – Inslee signs executive order to protect orcas, Chinook salmon
- 03/13/2018 – Washington examines innovative ways to combat homelessness
- 03/09/2018 – Productive 2018 Legislature passes big wins for Washington
- 03/08/2018 – Inslee statement on passage of I-940
- 03/08/2018 – Inslee appoints Monty Cobb to Mason County Superior Court
- 03/07/2018 – New law offers Breakfast After the Bell program for hungry students
- 03/06/2018 – Inslee makes two appointments to the King County Superior Court
- 03/06/2018 – Inslee signs bill to ban bump stock devices like those used in the Las Vegas shooting
- 03/05/2018 – Washington becomes first state to pass net neutrality protections into law
- 03/01/2018 – Inslee vetoes ESB 6617 – Legislature and media agree to discuss path forward
- 02/26/2018 – Joint statement on U.S. Supreme Court Janus case from Gov. Inslee and Attorney General Ferguson
- 02/23/2018 – No longer ‘broken’: Pilot program helps incarcerated women overcome trauma
- 02/20/2018 – Inslee statement on House supplemental budget
- 02/20/2018 – Task force outlines next steps for bolstering apprenticeships, career-connected learning in Washington
- 02/20/2018 – Inslee announces appointment to Spokane County Superior Court
- 02/19/2018 – Inslee statement on Senate supplemental budget proposal
- 02/15/2018 – Inslee selects Maud Daudon to launch planning effort for career-connected learning and apprenticeship system
- 02/15/2018 – Inslee statement on Parkland shooting
- 02/14/2018 – Inslee statement on passage of Senate bill to eliminate the death penalty
- 02/14/2018 – Washington state partners with community groups in push for equity, diversity and inclusion
- 02/12/2018 – Inslee statement on Trump infrastructure plan
- 02/09/2018 – Inslee statement on unanimous passage of opioid use disorder bill
- 02/05/2018 – Inslee requests feds remove state from offshore drilling plan
- 01/29/2018 – Inslee announces appointment to University of Washington Board of Regents
- 01/29/2018 – Inslee issues decision to reject permit for Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal project
- 01/26/2018 – Sharing Washington state’s story of innovation, success with the world
- 01/25/2018 – Inslee statement on the death of former First Lady Lois Spellman
- 01/23/2018 – Gov. Inslee and Rep. Newhouse issue joint statement on Rattlesnake Ridge slide situation
- 01/22/2018 – Inslee announces appointment to Chelan County Superior Court
- 01/19/2018 – Inslee statement on federal government shutdown
- 01/19/2018 – Inslee appoints special assistant to oversee agency compliance with immigration executive order
- 01/18/2018 – Inslee statement on capital budget and Hirst bill
- 01/18/2018 – Trained for success: Corrections program promotes rehabilitation, sustainability
- 01/17/2018 – Inslee announces appointment to King County Superior Court
- 01/16/2018 – Declaración de Inslee sobre cambios en la política de licencias para proteger la información personal de inmigrantes y refugiados
- 01/16/2018 – Inslee statement on the passing of Gov. John Spellman
- 01/15/2018 – Inslee takes next steps to continue work on opioid crisis
- 01/15/2018 – Inslee statement on Licensing policy changes to protect personal information of immigrants and refugees
- 01/12/2018 – Inslee statement following call with Sec. Zinke regarding offshore drilling plan
- 01/12/2018 – Inslee statement on Department of Licensing information disclosure to federal government
- 01/11/2018 – Inslee to Zinke: no drilling off Washington’s coast
- 01/09/2018 – Inslee’s State of the State calls for action this session to put a price on carbon
- 01/08/2018 – Inslee statement on death of Deputy McCartney
- 01/04/2018 – West Coast governors condemn Trump Administration’s pursuit of Pacific Coast offshore drilling
- 01/04/2018 – Statement from Inslee regarding reports that USDOJ will rescind Cole Memo
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