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Environment

Another chunk of Inslee’s green buildings package dies

Another piece of Gov. Jay Inslee’s push to reduce carbon emissions from buildings died at Tuesday’s house of-orign deadline. As we noted in The Sunday Observer a...Read More

Op-Ed: Inslee’s natural gas bills will increase energy costs, eliminate family-wage jobs

Our five construction trades unions, representing thousands of hardworking women and men across the state, oppose the Governor’s misguided bills on building energy use, House...Read More

Senate votes to leash Klickitat County cougar hunts

The Klickitat County sheriff’s aggressive campaign to hunt down the county’s cougars with packs of dogs may get put on a short leash by the Legislature. ...Read More

Op-Ed: Climate change is upon us: It’s time for modern solutions

In my district in Northwest Washington, many families and small businesses are still reeling from the devastating flooding we experienced in recent months. With a...Read More

Senate Environment chair Carlyle won’t seek reelection

Sen. Reuven Carlyle, chair of the Senate Environment, Energy, and Technology Committee, announced Monday that he won’t seek reelection later this year. The Seattle Democrat...Read More

A rebate to green up your yard work

Sen. Reuven Carlyle wants to pay you to upgrade that gas-powered leaf blower you’ve been using to clear your yard and antagonize your neighbors. Carlyle,...Read More

Washington’s natural gas usage increased in 2020

The 2020 fuel mix report was released this week, and shows that while coal-fired power decreased slightly, the use of natural gas increased.  The report,...Read More

Adapt or mitigate? Washington Republicans roll out climate proposal

A new proposal from Washington State Republicans highlights the conversation around how to both reduce and mitigate emissions while adapting to a warming world, and...Read More

Takeaways from COP26 w/ Sen. Carlyle

A month ago, we spoke with Sen. Reuven Carlyle, chair of the Senate Environment, Energy and Technology Committee about his climate legislation goals for the...Read More

Committee Week: Emissions, zoning, evictions

Following up on our story from yesterday on this week’s committee meetings, we’re bringing you information from two more sessions. Just this week there will...Read More