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2020 session sees some environmental progress, but Senate fails to pass two major climate bills

Washington’s Environmental Priorities Coalition (EPC), that represents more than 20 statewide organizations, noted some environmental progress in 2020. Two of four 2020 EPC Priorities passed...Read More

Jinkins & Wilcox discuss their main takeaways from the 2020 session

House Speaker Laurie Jinkins and Minority Leader J.T. Wilcox sat down for separate interviews today with Mike McClanahan of TVW to discuss their main takeaways...Read More

New commercial bottled water licenses could be suspended under new bill

A bill that would prohibit the issuance of new licenses for commercial bottled water production, ESSB 6278, was the subject of a public hearing in...Read More

Public Lands Commissioner Franz releases “Climate Resilience Plan”

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz was flanked by climate scientists, legislators, and local officials as she unveiled the agency’s Plan for Climate Resilience at...Read More

House passes handful of bills Sunday

The House of Representatives passed a handful of bills Sunday in a weekend stretch of voting on the last weekend to pass bills out of...Read More

Senate Bill 5811 moves from Senate floor to House Environment & Energy Committee

More than a month after passing in the Senate, Senate Bill 5811 got its day in the House Environment & Energy Committee for a public...Read More

Senate Environment & Energy Committee hears cap and trade bill

Senate Bill 5981, a cap and trade bill reintroduced this legislative session, came up for a public hearing Tuesday morning in the Senate Environment &...Read More

Hobb’s 2020 transportation plan gets public hearing

Senator Steve Hobbs will hold a public hearing on his transportation plan, Forward Washington. Under the plan, a $15 per ton carbon pollution tax would...Read More

Op-ed: Solving the Snake River Dams Debate; It’s Harder Than You Think

Kurt is the executive director of Northwest RiverPartners (NWRP)—a not-for-profit organization that advocates hydropower for a better Northwest. Kurt wrote the following commentary about the Snake River...Read More

Senate Committee hears greenhouse gas emission legislation

The Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee held a public hearing Tuesday for Senate Bill 6272, which would reduce greenhouse gas emissions to levels deemed...Read More