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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Environmental Priorities Coalition Sets Course for 2011

Environmental Priorities Coalition
Environmental Priorities Coalition

The 2011 Environmental Priorities Coalition has announced its 
recommendations for this year's agenda.

This effort represents 25 Environmental organizations in 
WA State and has been an effective voice for sustainable change 
and important legislation to advance effective environmental 
agendas for many years.

The organizations come together for Environmental Lobby Day 
in February. It is a very interesting and useful way for citizens 
to be most effective.

The Environmental Priorities Coalition believes that we 
can have a strong economy that provides everyone with 
the opportunity to prosper and a clean, healthy, and safe 
environment for ourselves and our children.  Especially 
in these challenging economic times, our leaders in Olympia 
need to stand up and make smart decisions that support 
both economic recovery and protect our environment.

This year, the Environmental Priorities Coalition has 

chosen four priority proposals to support during 
Washington State's legislative session that achieve 
these goals.  Together, they will deliver healthy 
communities and create thousands of good-paying jobs.

Our 2011 Priorities are:
    Our 2011 Priorities will help ensure clean water, 
    create new jobs, reduce threats to our families’ health 
    from the poisons emitted by our state’s single largest 
    polluter, and strike a balance that even in hard times 
    will protect our public health, economic future, and 
    quality of life in Washington.

    This year we need your voice more than ever.  

    Our leaders in Olympia need to hear from you about 
    the importance of making smart decisions so that we can 
    have a strong economy and a healthy environment.  
    Please join us at two upcoming events where you 
    can learn more about our Priorities and lobby 
    your legislators to help get them passed:
    2011 Legislative Workshop – Saturday, January 8th
         Seattle, WA
    •2011 Lobby Day – Tuesday, February 15th, Olympia WA 
         (details coming soon!)
    For more information about our 2011 Priorities, 
    please visit our website.

    Thank you for everything that you do,

    Craig M. Benjamin
    Communications Director
    Environmental Priorities Coalition

    PS: Want to join our online conversation? Find us 

    on Facebook and Twitter.
    This alert is part of a series of action alerts from the Environmental Priorities
    Coalition, an effort of the leading conservation groups that work in the state
    legislature to protect the health of people, land, air, water and wildlife of
    Washington. We work together to promote the passage of a focused
    list of priorities each year.

    The Environmental Priorities Coalition is a combined effort of:
    • American Rivers
    • Cascade Bicycle Club
    • Climate Solutions
    • Conservation NW
    • Earth Ministry
    • Environment Washington
    • Fuse
    • Futurewise
    • Heart of America Northwest
    • The Lands Council
    • League of Women Voters of Washington
    • Lutheran Public Policy Office
    • National Wildlife Federation
    • The Nature Conservancy
    • NW Energy Coalition
    • People for Puget Sound
    • Sierra Club Cascade Chapter
    • Surfrider Foundation
    • Transportation Choices Coalition
    • Washington Conservation Voters
    • Washington Environmental Council
    • Washington State Audubon
    • Washington Toxics Coalition
    • Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition
    • Zero Waste Washington

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