New legislative leadership results in environmental progress

Short 2018 session ends with bipartisan support for oil spill prevention and toxic-free food packaging

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We’ve Filed An Initiative: Protect Washington Act

This act will protect Washington for our children, our grandchildren, and future generations by quickly and effectively reducing pollution and addressing its negative impacts.  

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Washington State Legislature Passes Oil Spill Prevention Act

This important bill provides greater protection to our communities and environment from the risks of transporting oil by marine vessels, trains, and pipelines.

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Statement on HB 1144

This bill says loud and clear that Washington must lead on climate.

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Electrifying Washington’s Transportation Future

Adding electricity to our transportation fuel mix is good for achieving breathable air, clean water, and furthers Seattle’s leadership in cutting carbon emissions.

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Tesoro Savage Oil Terminal Unanimously Rejected!

The Energy Council responsible for giving Governor Inslee a recommendation on how to proceed on the Tesoro Oil Terminal unanimously voted to disapprove the project!

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Kicking Off Our Next Chapter

Our goal is to pass a policy to tackle climate change and embolden the clean energy economy – and you are part of that equation!

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Environmental community counters coal industry’s legal attack on public health

Washington has rejected the Millennium coal project three times already, but we’re stepping up to defend our state in doing its duty.

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State nixes key permit for big Longview coal terminal

The Washington Department of Ecology denied a key water quality permit for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility in Longview.

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Statement on Washington’s Wildfires

This month brings a sobering reminder that the pain from these disasters is not natural. These are climate disasters.

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Sponsor Spotlight: Port of Seattle

The Port of Seattle is committed to doing their part to reduce climate change impacts on our region’s health, environment, and economic stability.

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Budget Deal Includes Action on Climate and Closing Oil Loophole

Clean Air Rule funding and the Big Oil Loophole closure are two bright spots in this budget that are good for the people of Washington.

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Seattle City Light Continues Preparing for Climate Change

“It is our responsibility to ensure that our electricity system continues to produce reliable, low-cost power regardless of how the climate changes,.”

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Investing In Communities By Putting A Price On Carbon Pollution

We know that Washington can, and must, push forward to act on climate.

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One million voices say no to coal and oil

We helped deliver over one million statements to protect the Pacific Northwest from oil and coal exports Governor Jay Inslee!

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The Environmental Movement Grapples with Social Justice in the Age of Trump

You really can’t silo off environmental protection and environmental degradation from how people are doing economically.

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Report Shows 1,500 Oil Train Cars Per Week Through Washington

In the final three months of 2016, railroads hauled 618 million gallons of oil through Washington.

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Moving Climate Policy Forward

We have been hard at work with the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy to develop an equitable and effective climate policy.

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WEC Statement on I-732

We support putting a price on carbon pollution, but it needs to be the right approach for Washington.

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Step By Step to a Coal-Free Washington

Saying no to fossil fuels doesn’t stop with the coal plants and terminals. It also requires rethinking how our state and nation does business.

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