Upcoming Conference | 2019 Re-Wire Policy Conference, Dec 10, 2019 Register

Environment

Q&A: Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz on bill to fund wildfire suppression, forest health

In the midst of all the budget-related activity this week, a bill (SB 5996) was introduced Thursday that would create a dedicated funding source for...Read More

Senate committee moves clean-fuel bill along

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon explained the importance of this bill because it targets transportation fuels which are the largest source of greenhouse gas in the state....Read More

Legislators comment on clean-fuel standard’s passage in House

Lawmakers in Washington’s House of Representatives passed a bill off the floor on Tuesday that would create a clean-fuel standard in Washington State. The bill...Read More

Senate passes “environmental justice” bill

The Senate passed SB 5489, also known as the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act, off the floor last week. The bill creates a task...Read More

Op-ed: The Facts About a Clean Energy Future for Washington

An op-ed from Adam Maxwell, of Audubon Washington, on the Senate's passage of SB 5116....Read More

Bill committing Washington to 100 percent clean energy passes Senate

The Washington Senate today approved a sweeping, historic bill to commit the state to 100 percent clean energy from renewable and zero-emission sources....Read More

Hobbs’s $17 billion transportation package gets public hearing

Senator Steve Hobbs’s ambitious 10-year transportation plan had its public hearing on Thursday afternoon in the Senate Transportation Committee. The funding plan, which Hobbs is...Read More

Op-ed: The Climate Bill with Bipartisan Support

Greg Rock is the Policy Chair of Carbon Washington, and Peter Kelly is the Founder of Grow Further and a board member of Carbon Washington. Carbon Washington...Read More

Sen. Ericksen asks Sen. Carlyle to include “a wide range of data” and perspectives on climate change

In a recent letter, Sen. Doug Ericksen wrote Sen. Reuven Carlyle, who chairs the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee, requesting the committee “consider a...Read More

Q&A with Sen. Reuven Carlyle on climate change legislation this session

After a day full of talking about environmental policy, Carlyle paused for a brief conversation with Washington State Wire; we talked about his takeaways from...Read More