MEDIA ADVISORY: Public hearing on Clean Energy Transition Act/HB 1646

Who: Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, D-Burien, Chair of the House Environment Committee

What: Public hearing on House Bill 1646 – the Clean Energy Transition Act

When: Tuesday, March 14, at 1:30 p.m.

Where: House Hearing Room B,┬áJohn L. O’Brien Building

Why: House Bill 1646 is a proposal, sponsored by Rep. Fitzgibbon, that aims to reduce carbon pollution┬áby investing in Washington state’s clean energy future. It would implement a performance-based carbon tax of $15 per ton, and reinvest the proceeds into clean energy and clean water projects, healthy forests, and support for workers, families, businesses and communities most directly impacted by climate change but least able to switch to low-carbon options. More details about the bill can be found here.