Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, and Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, D-Burien, expressed hope and enthusiasm after the first meeting of Gov. Jay Inslee's Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup yesterday.
In the last hours of the 2013 session, Senate Republicans are continuing to wage a war on equality. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, issued this statement regarding the Senate passage of SB 5296, which significantly impacts the Model Toxics Control Account (MTCA - the state's main funding source for reducing the harm of toxic substances in our environment):
"While this bill has many worthy elements, it unfortunately contains major flaws that will ultimately set back rather than advance our ability to make our communities safer and create thousands of jobs while cleaning up toxic sites.
Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, issued this statement regarding the passage in the House of Representative of Senate Bill 5603:
"Increasing acidity of our marine waters not only negatively impacts the health of our marine environment, but also has major impacts on the industries that rely upon a healthy marine environment and the thousands of jobs that depend upon them.
Ranker sponsors Inslee bill on climate change, headed to Gov.’s desk for signature (listen to interview on KUOW FM) 4/1/2013
"Weekday" host Steve Scher interviewed Sen. Ranker about the climate change bill he primed sponsored at Gov. Inslee's request. CLICK to hear:
The Washington State Legislature has passed a bill requested by the governor to address the problems of climate change. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD
OLYMPIA - Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, has released the following statement on the passage of Senate Bill 5802, out of the House of Representatives. Ranker is the prime sponsor of the bill, which will create a Climate Legislative and Executive Work Group to recommend a state program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and commission a report to evaluate approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The next step in the legislative process is for the bill to be signed by Gov. Jay Inslee:
Nearly 1000 acres of the San Juan Islands will be protected as a national monument. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD