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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

Puget Sound Clean Air Agency releases draft of clean fuel standard

The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) has released a clean fuel standard draft rule that would apply to transportation fuels supplied or sold in...Read More

Key takeaways from the PSCAA clean fuel press conference

This week a press conference with Climate Solutions, the Washington Environmental Council, and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility convened to discuss developments in clean fuels...Read More

Protesters rally at public hearing on Tacoma LNG project

In downtown Tacoma on Tuesday afternoon, hundreds rallied in opposition to Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) facility project on the Tacoma Tideflats....Read More

Washington’s path to clean energy can also save orca—and salmon they need to thrive

Tom France, a Regional Executive Director of the National Wildlife Federation, wrote the following letter to the editor in response to a recent op-ed from...Read More

Op-ed: The Environmental Value of Hydropower

President Russ Skolrood, Vice President Arie Callaghan, and Secretary Dave Timmons are the elected Board of Commissioners for the Grays Harbor Public Utility District #1. ...Read More