b'MEMBER NEWSMEMBER NEWSWash. Governor Jay InsleeTours All American Marine Wash. Governor Jay Inslee, All American President MarineRon Wille, and All American Marine CEO Byron Bolton.O n Wednesday, July 13, Wash. Gover- the hard work of their crew that bring theseof excellence in Washington for low or zero nor Jay Inslee visited PVA membervessels to life. The Governor provided encour- emission vessels, and efforts currently under-All American Marines (AAM) Bell- agementandremarkstothemorethan60way to become a hydrogen hub for the nation ingham, Wash., facility. The Governor recog- guests in attendance.intermsofproductionandapplicationof nized the importance of the recently launchedhydrogen fuel cell technology.Sea Change, the worlds first USCG-approved This ship right here, the Sea Change, I think commercial hydrogen fuel cell-powered vessel,is the most exciting vessel in Washington state,The Sea Change project has received import-andacknowledgedtheachievementsofAllsaid Governor Inslee. He continued, we areant municipal support including a $3 million AmericanMarineanditsprojectpartners.going to experience a sea change, we are goinggrant from the California Air Resources Board During the visit, he restated his commitmentto revolutionize our entire economy by going to(CARB), administered by the Bay Area Air to the green economy, which covers a widelow and zero sources of emissions. And theresQualityManagementDistrict(BAAQMD), array of industries, and highlighted the role ofno greater advance in the world today, than thethatcomesfromCaliforniaClimateInvest-the maritime economy that makes up so muchfirst hydrogen fuel cell powered passenger ves- ments.Californiasstatewideinitiativeputs of Washington states cultural identity.sel. right here in Bellingham. There are thosebillions of cap-and-trade dollars to work to re-PHOTOS COURTESY OF ALL AMERICAN MARINEwho doubt our ability to effectuate the cleanduce greenhouse gas emissions, strengthen the Governor Inslee toured the Sea Change andenergy revolution. They dont think we can in- economy, and improve public health and the the nearby AAM facility. The facility tour alsovent our way to new systems. They dont thinkenvironmentparticularlyindisadvantaged highlighted a 73 hydrographic survey vesselwe can put people to work building fuel cells,communities. Governor Inslee stated that he currently under construction for use in theor batteries. Its because we have courageousadmiresCaliforniasinitiativestowardsput-offshore wind farms being developed on theentrepreneurs and skilled crafts persons. ting real dollars towards helping solve climate east coast. AAM showcased their facility andchange and has allocated over $6 billion in state these vessels by working with the Port of Bell- AAMandthegovernorrecognizedthefunding towards Climate Action solutions in ingham, Washingtons Maritime Blue Project,partnersinbuildingSeaChange,includingWashington states own climate fund to help the Whatcom Working Waterfront Coalition,fellowPVAmembersCumminsandBAE.new projects such as the Sea Change, continue and many other partners. AAM highlightedThe governor also spoke of forming a centerto be constructed in the state.FOGHORN 34'