If you listen to Jesse discuss his record on the environment, you would get the impression that he is Governor Jay Inslee’s inspirational muse on climate policy. But here in the real world, Jesse has an 18% rating from the Washington Conservation Voters – that’s a hard FAIL.
Is his voting record is a stunning denial of the impacts of climate change, or a peculiar loyalty to Big Polluters?
He has voted over 50 times against environmental protections!
This includes multiple votes against protections for our Orcas, against reduction in toxic pollutants, and, notably against measures to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Here are just a few examples:
AGAINST ORCA PROTECTIONS:
Against protecting Orca’s from vessels. (HB1580 – 2019)
Against increasing Chinook salmon abundance (HB1579 – 2019)
Against improving oil transportation safety. (HB 1578 – 2019)
AGAINST REDUCING TOXIC POLLUTANTS:
Against improving Electonic recycling (HB1824 – 2017)
Against increasing safety in food packaging (HB2658 – 2018)
Against reducing pre-natal exposure to toxic pesticides (HB6581 – 2020)
CURBING GREENHOUSE GASSES:
Against curbing emissions (HB1112 – 2020)
Against limiting greenhouse gas emissions (HB1144-2017)
Against curbing emissions from on-demand ride (HB2310 & HB2311 – 2020)
In a district that places a high value on our exquisite natural beauty and wildlife, we need a champion for the environment, not one who supports polluters!
Jesse Young's Record:
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