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Larry Phillips: County Council #4, King County

Larry Phillips has well represented his Seattle district’s strong environmental values. As chair of the County Council, Phillips has led on a variety of green issues, including: permanent preservation of the Snoqualmie Forest; permanent protection for over 42,000 acres of King County farmland; the Salmon Recovery Plan for chinook in the Cedar/Lake Washington/Sammamish watershed; establishment of the urban growth boundary for rural area protection; enhanced public mobility through Sound Transit’s Regional Express bus system, Sounder, and Link Light Rail; and creation of more than 100 miles of regional bike and pedestrian trails.

Phillips has also pledged to protect clean air and water within throughout the Puget Sound region. He led the effort to develop the Regional Wastewater Services Plan and “Brightwater” treatment plant to keep Lake Washington and Puget Sound healthy, and advocated the use of alternative fuels in the Metro bus system and county fleet vehicles.

The Sierra Club expects Phillips to continue his firm commitment to the environment.