Washington Governor Jay Inslee made a big splash on the national stage centering his 2020 Democratic Presidential campaign on the climate crisis. Now, after his home state of Washington and much of the Pacific Northwest was devastated by a heatwave that was the deadliest weather-related disaster that area has ever experienced, he is continuing his decades-long advocacy for faster, more ambitious climate action.
Governor Inslee joined us this week to talk about how he thinks about protecting his state from climate-related disasters. He also gave insights into how under his leadership Washington mounted one of the most successful efforts against COVID-19 in America. And finally, we talk about how Governor Inslee and his team have created the blueprints other local, state, and federal leaders (including President Biden) can use to successfully address the climate crisis and center environmental justice.
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