5-17-21 LIVE! WA State Governor Inslee signs Healthy Environment for All Act (HEAL) into law
Watch Live as WA State Governor Inslee signs Healthy Environment for All Act (HEAL) into law!
MONDAY MAY 17, 2021
Watch live on Rainier Avenue Radio as Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signs into law the Healthy Environment for All Act (HEAL) on location at the Duwamish Longhouse.
Also featuring a drum and song performance by Blake Shelafoe and speeches from James Rasmussen, State Senator Rebecca Saldana, State Representative Kristen Harris Talley, Yolanda Matthews of Puget Sound Sage and Community Council Leader of Front and Centered, Lucy Madrigal of Skagit Valley Farmworker and Promotora, Community to Community, Magdelena Angel Cano of Youth from Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition, and more.
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The HEAL Act, Senate Bill 5141, will center those most affected by pollution as Washington transitions to a green economy. To do this, the HEAL Act will define ‘environmental justice’ in state law, outline how agencies should consider community needs and environmental justice (EJ) in their work, establish a permanent EJ Council to work with these agencies and help create EJ legislation, and expand equitable community participation. The HEAL Act is an essential piece of our overall 2021 Legislative Priorities this session as we aim to accelerate a Just Transition toward climate and environmental justice.
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