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Inslee’s fossil fuels plan sets benchmark for 2020 candidates

WASHINGTON – Presidential Candidate Governor Jay Inslee released his Freedom from Fossil Fuels plan today.

Erich Pica, President of Friends of the Earth Action, issued the following statement in response:

Governor Inslee’s new plan is the first proposal that is honest about the scope of the climate crisis and sets a benchmark for all 2020 candidates. If we are going to avert climate disaster, we must end the extraction and burning of fossil fuels. Any candidate who tries to claim otherwise is not being truthful.

Friends of the Earth Action applauds Governor Inslee for outlining concrete steps to transition our economy in just manner while creating good jobs and healthier communities. We call on other candidates to show us exactly how they would build a more equitable world as they phase out fossil fuels.

Contact: Erin Jensen, (202) 222-0722, ejensen@foe.org