Chris Gregoire

Chris Gregoire is Washington State's 22nd governor. A Democrat, she was first elected in 2004 and reelected in 2008.

Reflections on Earth Day

Washington state can lead the way to a green economy

Since 1970, Americans have set aside April 22 to celebrate the wonders of the big blue-green globe we call Earth — and to renew our resolve to protect it for our children and grandchildren. On this Earth Day, I want to remind us all that there is no more time to waste. The respected writer Thomas Freidman has a warning call to signal the importance of what we must do to save and protect our world and our incredibly beautiful state. He calls it Code Green — a call to arms if you will — to reverse climate change, to …

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