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Gov. Inslee’s new clean-energy plan

Washington Governor Jay Inslee announced a package of clean-energy legislation and investments at a press conference yesterday....Read More

Re-Wire Keynote: A Conversation with Hilary Franz, Commissioner of Public Lands

The predicted impacts of climate change are no secret to Washingtonians, with issues like wildfires and the state’s critically endangered orcas capturing headlines on a...Read More

Commissioner Franz Lays Out $90 Million Request for Orca, Salmon Habitat

Today, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz announced a nearly $90 million package of aquatic habitat protections and improvements to be carried out by the...Read More

Early results show voter approval for three initiatives, carbon fee falls behind

This midterm election, Washington voters made their voices heard on four big-issue initiatives that drew national attention. Early results show 20- and 18-point advantages in...Read More

Initiative 1631 is garnering national press; here’s what they’re saying

State initiatives typically get local press leading up to an election. This year’s Washington State Initiative 1631, better known as the carbon fee initiative, is...Read More

TransAlta’s Coal Transition Board funds Washington State’s first electric school bus and solar project for Franklin Pierce School District

The TransAlta Centralia Coal Transition Grants Energy Technology Board (‘CCTGETB’) is pleased to announce it has approved grants to the Franklin Pierce School District (‘the...Read More

Labor resistance to carbon initiative growing

As election day draws closer, campaigning for and against statewide ballot initiatives is ramping up. Initiative 1631, the state’s carbon pricing initiative, is not only facing...Read More

News and collaborations from the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit

Last week, climate leaders from around the world met for the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. The summit brought together business leaders,...Read More

Inslee and Ferguson denounce rollback of Clean Power Plan

Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson released the following statement on the Trump administration's plans to roll back the Clean Power Plan....Read More

Conservation group sues US Government over critical habitat for orcas

The Center for Biological Diversity, a non-profit conservation organization, has filed a lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service and the US Secretary of Commerce,...Read More