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Schrier bill aims to reduce methane emissions in “cow burps”

Congresswoman Kim Schrier (8th CD) announced today that she has introduced legislation to provide funds to study methods to reduce agricultural methane emissions, namely “cow...Read More

Billig and Salomon legislation would change effective date of growth planning actions under the GMA

Senate Majority Leader Andy Billig and Senator Jesse Salomon have pre-filed a bill that would change the effective date of certain planning actions under the...Read More

Cities awarded funding for electric vehicle charging stations

The Washington State Department of Commerce (COM) has awarded $9.8 million in Electrification of Transportation Systems (ETS) grants for 14 projects located in cities across...Read More

Finally a definition of environmental justice with reparations?

One More Time, A Failed Bill, A Far Reaching Budget Proviso: A proviso in the 2019-2021 biennial operating budget (section 221, subsection 48 ESHB 1109)...Read More

Political considerations entwined in disputes over Kalama Methanol plant

State Senator Dean Takko’s statement was unequivocal: With this report, the Department of Ecology has proven once again that the Kalama Methanol facility will result...Read More

DNR extends recreation closure on eastern Washington lands due to fire danger

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is extending the closure of all of the lands it manages east of the Cascades to recreation...Read More

Inslee orders rework of wolf management policies

Wolf advocates celebrated today after Gov. Inslee issued a directive reversing a Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission (DFW) ruling governing the killing of wolves involved...Read More

Trump Administration touts cleanup mission at Hanford Site

On Thursday, the Trump Victory Committee sent out an email blast touting the Trump Administration’s progress in a cleanup mission on the Hanford Site –...Read More

Commissioner Franz Pleads with Residents: ‘Please Help Protect Firefighters by Doing Your Part to Reduce COVID-19 Spread’

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, leader of Washington state’s wildfire fighting force, today is reiterating her message to residents: Please take seriously efforts to...Read More

Op-ed: Building Back Better: Investing in a Resilient Recovery for Washington State

When the Legislature reconvenes, it will be forced to grapple with the immediate health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, with mounting pressure to...Read More