green new deal Environmental justice key to Seattle mayor's executive order on Green New Deal By Bellamy Pailthorp • Jan 9, 2020 Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press Listen Listening... / 1:26 Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has signed an executive order implementing a Green New Deal for the city to fight climate change. As she signed the executive order, Durkan also announced $250,000 in environmental justice grants, going to seven projects that respond to the impacts of climate change. Seattle considers banning natural gas in new construction By Simone Alicea • Sep 5, 2019 Adrian Florez / KNKX The City of Seattle is considering a ban on natural gas in new buildings. The goal is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging builders to go electric for cooking and heating. Seattle leaders begin work on local 'Green New Deal' By Simone Alicea • Jul 31, 2019 Adrian Florez / KNKX The Seattle City Council is beginning work on a "Green New Deal," a plan to eliminate carbon emissions inspired by a federal proposal of the same name.