Session Wrap: WA Lawmakers Leave Climate-Action Bills Behind March 13, 2020

Public News Service

Sarah Cornett, climate program and advocacy manager with the Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility, says all of the bills that didn’t pass would have helped the state’s most vulnerable, including rural communities, low-income folks and people of color.

She believes this is a missed opportunity to improve public health.

“We saw really unprecedented support from the health-care and medical community this year, which is something really unique and shows that the community is behind climate solutions because we know that they will improve human health and save costs,” says Cornett.

Read more

More In the News

Group finds PFAS ‘forever’ chemicals used in Ohio oil and gas wells

The Allegheny Front A non-profit research group has found the oil and gas industry in Ohio has used PFAS, known as “forever” chemicals, in at...

Climate Change and the Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases in the United States

Regina LaRocque, MD, MPH, et. al. | Clinical Infectious Diseases AbstractThe earth is rapidly warming, driven by increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide and other gases that...

Climate change: Inextricably linked to human health

Ken Lans, MD, Washington PSR | Seattle Times It should be crystal clear, even as the air we need to breathe is once again filled...