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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

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

2020 session starts amid rallies on farming, environment

Groups of demonstrators rallying in support of farming and environmental sustainability gathered outside the state capitol building just before the state’s House Democratic and Republican...Read More

Pre-filed water bill attempts to address drought mitigation

A pre-filed bill filed on Dec. 3 would allow water rights donations to be used for mitigation of drought conditions if it passes this legislative...Read More

Op-ed: “Regulation is key to reducing transportation emissions”

Burning gasoline and diesel in our cars and trucks is Washington State’s single biggest source of carbon emissions.  State government efforts to accelerate the transition...Read More

Q&A: President Fawn Sharp on why Tribal Nations are poised to lead the global response to climate change

Quinault Indian Nation President Fawn Sharp was recently elected president of the National Congress of American Indians, winning 61 percent of the vote. Sharp ran...Read More