Environment

Inslee statement on EPA repeal of Clean Power Plan

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today on the EPA’s proposal to repeal the Clean Power Plan. By repealing the Clean Power Plan, President Trump...Read More

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon on settlement of PSE rate case

Statement by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D-Burien), chairman of the House Environment Committee, on settlement of PSE rate case: I congratulate Puget Sound Energy, the Sierra Club,...Read More

Statement from Inslee regarding release of net pen-raised Atlantic salmon

This morning the Washington state departments of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, and Ecology along with the Office of the Governor and state Emergency Management...Read More

Seattle defies Trump, maintains commitment to Paris Climate Accord

Council unanimously approved a resolution  committing the City of Seattle to uphold its portion of the United States’ former commitment to the Paris Climate Accord,...Read More

Bill to reverse Hirst Decision passes out of Senate, again

For the third time, legislation that would reverse the Hirst Decision has passed out of the Senate. Senate Bill 5239 seeks to reverse the Hirst Decision,...Read More

Schipper: A conversation with Carbon Washington Exec Director Kyle Murphy

Columnist Keith Schipper reviews last year's carbon tax initiative, this session's carbon tax bill from Sen. Palumbo, and the path forward for a carbon tax....Read More

Bill that would undo the Hirst Decision held up in committee

A bill that would effectively nullify a 2016 court decision that put the onus on counties to determine whether there’s enough water to drill an...Read More

House carbon tax bill sees hours of supportive, critical public testimony

A bill that would introduce a statewide carbon tax was heard in the House Environment committee and was met with about two hours of testimony,...Read More

Rep. Kristine Lytton and Sen. Christine Rolfes mugshots courtesy of Washington Legislature. Statehouse photo by Erin Fenner.

Democrats say they hope Republicans will make compromises on Hirst bill

Democrats are not totally on board with Republicans' proposed fix to the Hirst Decision....Read More

Well water case’s costs could hit urban areas, Republicans argue

Prior to the Hirst Decision, counties deferred to the state and, more specifically, the Department of Ecology in issues of personal well permitting....Read More

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