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Dept. of Energy awards Quinault Indian Nation project funding

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $12 million in funding to help 13 American Indian and Alaska Native communities finish projects that will reduce...Read More

Inslee declares drought emergency alongside state officials

On Wednesday, Gov. Jay Inslee, alongside other state officials, declared a drought emergency across the state. The drought emergency is effective statewide except for the...Read More

Tensions swirl as Inslee issues partial vetoes of “Grand Bargain” provisions  

The pushback from Republicans and some key Democrats was fierce after Governor Jay Inslee issued partial vetoes Monday to portions of climate legislation linked to the passage...Read More

Washington will become second state to adopt cap-and-trade law. But what happens next really matters

Climate advocates in Washington are celebrating the passage of a second-in-the-nation economy-wide carbon pricing bill, which Governor Inslee is eager to sign. The legislation won...Read More

Op-ed: Pass the Climate Commitment Act on Earth Day

On April 22, Earth Day, the Washington State House will vote on the Climate Commitment Act (SB 5126).  This is the best climate legislation, with...Read More

Washington State passes law establishing 2030 target for phasing out gasoline vehicles

The Washington State legislature has passed groundbreaking legislation that sets a target for all model year 2030 or later passenger and light-duty vehicles sold in...Read More

Q&A: Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon’s game plan for passing the clean fuel standard and cap-and-trade

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D – Seattle) has been working to get a clean fuel standard across the finish line in the Legislature for years. He...Read More

DOH announces tool to help improve environmental health equity

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH), in collaboration with the University of Washington, announced Monday new interactive mapping tools to help utilities improve environmental...Read More

New Studies Will Test Flexibility of “Simpson Concept” for Salmon & Dams

Last month, US Representative Mike Simpson (R – Idaho) surprised many Northwesterners when he announced a $33.5 billion concept to breach (i.e., remove) the four...Read More

What conservationists want to see in upcoming budget proposals

As budget talks kick into gear at the Legislature, conservationists and environmental advocates more broadly are working to ensure that their priorities aren’t given short...Read More