King County

King County passed fossil fuel restrictions and a climate action plan.

City Hall Park and King County Courthouse in downtown Seattle
By Joe Mabel

By working with a supportive county council member and strategically applying grassroots pressure, in January of 2019 King County passed a temporary moratorium prohibiting new fossil fuel infrastructure within county limits. In doing so they joined a wave of other communities in the Pacific Northwest doing the exact same thing, and now look to solidify their momentum by passing permanent legislation. In July 2020, the County Council (unanimously!) voted to make the moratorium permanent- enacting a comprehensive suite of regulations which protect King County communities from fossil fuel threats.

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