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E2 Members Speak Up for Climate Laws in the Northwest

E2 Member Marc Stolman

On November 7, E2 members Nancy Floyd & Marc Stolman spoke out for laws limiting global warming pollution in Washington & Oregon, where an effort is underway to adopt legislation similar to California’s Global Warming Law, AB 32. At a meeting in Seattle called "Business Leaders for Climate Progress" and billed as the kickoff of this initiative, they encouraged the audience of Pacific Northwest business leaders to push for environmental laws that make sound economic sense. Nancy spoke of the huge economic opportunities created by climate legislation in the Cleantech sector while Marc spoke of the role the business community needs to play in getting global warming laws passed. Marc should know - he was a key member of the team that lobbied in Sacramento for AB 32 on behalf of E2. Marc spoke to the Pacific Northwest group about the complementary roles of public policy and business in addressing global warming, saying, "We need our governments to pass laws leveling the playing field for clean companies." The meeting was organized by Climate Solutions, a Washington-based nonprofit working for energy and transportation solutions that benefit the Pacific Northwest region’s economy and quality of life.

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