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

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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.

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