Washington Analysis Reveals Pollution Potential of Major Methanol Refinery

A new draft environmental analysis evaluates the greenhouse gas impacts of the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery, proposed in Kalama, Washington.

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2020 Session Sees Some Environmental Progress, but Senate Fails to Pass Two Major Climate Bills

Two of four Environmental Priorities passed this session, but major climate action stalled again in the Senate.

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Update to State Climate Pollution Limits Passes Both Chambers

Bill puts into place state targets to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions, but key bills to achieve these targets still remain.

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Clean Air Act Update introduced by Senator Carlyle and Representative Fitzgibbon and requested by Governor Inslee

Washington passed its Clean Air Act in 1967 with the purpose of preserving, protecting, and enhancing air quality for current and future generations. A lot has changed since the passage of that law and now the climate crisis requires a new set of tools to reduce our climate pollution and better equip our state to … Continued

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Supreme Court Upholds Portion of State Clean Air Rule, Putting Focus onto the Legislature to Address Climate Pollution

Ruling covers large stationary sources and leaves urgent responsibility for plans to reduce climate pollution to legislators January 16th, 2020 – Today, Washington State’s Supreme Court ruled on Ecology’s Clean Air Rule, upholding portions of the rule and striking down others. The Clean Air Rule is a set of protections designed to control and then … Continued

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Washington Environmental Community sets bold agenda for 2020 Legislative Session

After passing years of backlogged environmental bills in 2019 , room opens to address long standing environmental issues like urgent climate action, orca and salmon recovery, and a growing crisis from plastic pollution

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Election 2019 Status Update

I-976 will have serious negative consequences for our environment and communities

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Washington Department of Ecology Finds Kalama Methanol Refinery Review Incomplete, Seeks Information on Spurious Carbon Claims

Washington Department of Ecology put a permit decision on hold for a massive fracked gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama, WA.

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Vote No on I-976

Initiative 976 would slash 4 billion dollars of funding from cities and counties across the state

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Washington State Climate Leaders Must Decide on World’s Largest Fracked Gas-to-Methanol Refinery

Washington state regulators have 30 days to deny or approve the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery.

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Environmental Review Ignores Climate Impact of Proposed Kalama Methanol Refinery

The Port of Kalama and Cowlitz County released their final supplemental environmental impact statement for the world’s largest fracked-gas-to-methanol refinery, proposed for Kalama, WA.

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Court of Appeals Upholds Washington’s Rejection of Millennium Coal Export Terminal

The WA Court of Appeals handed the proposed Millennium coal export terminal another defeat.

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Washington Communities Applaud Governor Inslee’s Opposition to Fracked Gas Projects

Washington environmental, public health, and community organizations praised ​Governor Jay Inslee’s announcement opposing continued construction of Puget Sound Energy’s proposed liquefied natural gas plant in Tacoma and Northwest Innovation Works’ proposed fracked gas-to-methanol production facility in Kalama.

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Event to celebrate Washington State taking significant climate action in 2019

Washington State takes significant climate action in 2019! Governor Inslee will be signing legislation, including the strongest clean electricity bill in the nation.

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2019 Washington Legislative Session Sees Historic Environmental Wins

From clean energy to orca protection state marks more progress than any time in the last decade

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Washington State Passes 100 Percent Clean Electricity Legislation

New legislation is strongest clean electricity bill in the nation

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Washington One Step Away from 100% Clean Electricity

Diverse constituencies celebrate significant milestone of House of Representatives vote

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Federal court dismisses key claim of coal industry lawsuit against state of Washington

Court ruling upholds state’s right to protect clean water

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Broad Coalition Responds to Tacoma LNG Facility Environmental Impact Statement from Puget Sound Clean Air Agency

Environmental, Health, and Social Justice Advocates Respond to Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Puget Sound Energy LNG Facility in Tacoma, Washington

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100% Clean Electricity Legislation Passes Washington State Senate in Historic Vote

State moving to phase-out coal power by 2025, address inequities in electricity sector, and transition state to 100 percent clean electricity by 2045.

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