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Ecology set to begin Climate Commitment Act rulemaking this fall

Last week, the Washington Department of Ecology launched its efforts to develop the program and regulations needed to implement the Climate Commitment Act, a new...Read More

Rep. Kilmer joins U.S. Interior Secretary Haaland in Taholah

Today, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) joined U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland in Taholah, Washington, to tour the Quinault Indian Nation’s Taholah Village Relocation project,...Read More

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Q&A: How to build a more environmentally friendly port

This April, the Port of Seattle along with the Port of Tacoma, Northwest Seaport Alliance and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority committed to zero greenhouse gas...Read More

Washington State Department of Ecology

Drought spurs aid for farms, fish & public health

Getting help to farmers, threatened fish species, and local public health agencies is the focus of an initial round of emergency drought grants from the...Read More

Dept. of Ecology issues $742,800 in fines

The Washington state Department of Ecology issued $742,800 in penalties of more than $1,000 or more from April through June 2021, including a $501,000 fine...Read More

Dept. of Energy awards Quinault Indian Nation project funding

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $12 million in funding to help 13 American Indian and Alaska Native communities finish projects that will reduce...Read More

Inslee declares drought emergency alongside state officials

On Wednesday, Gov. Jay Inslee, alongside other state officials, declared a drought emergency across the state. The drought emergency is effective statewide except for the...Read More

Tensions swirl as Inslee issues partial vetoes of “Grand Bargain” provisions  

The pushback from Republicans and some key Democrats was fierce after Governor Jay Inslee issued partial vetoes Monday to portions of climate legislation linked to the passage...Read More

Washington will become second state to adopt cap-and-trade law. But what happens next really matters

Climate advocates in Washington are celebrating the passage of a second-in-the-nation economy-wide carbon pricing bill, which Governor Inslee is eager to sign. The legislation won...Read More

Op-ed: Pass the Climate Commitment Act on Earth Day

On April 22, Earth Day, the Washington State House will vote on the Climate Commitment Act (SB 5126).  This is the best climate legislation, with...Read More