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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“We can no longer kick the can down the road”: Senate Transportation Committee Hears Clean Fuel Standard

Senate Transportation Committee hears testimony on Clean Fuel Standard

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Senate Transportation Committee Takes on Clean Fuel Standard

The multi-year effort to enact a statewide Clean Fuel Standard continues on Monday, March 2 in the Senate Transportation Committee.

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All Eyes On Senate Transportation Committee For Clean Fuels Passage

The effort to pass the Clean Fuel Standard has enjoyed strong support throughout its multi-year campaign.

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“The House is on Fire and it’s Our House”: Momentum for Clean Fuels for Washington Grows

The House passes a Clean Fuel Standard, and now the Senate takes up the policy.

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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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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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All Four Orca Recovery Priority Bills Pass Washington State Legislature

Salmon habitat recovery, oil spill prevention, vessel noise and disturbance, reducing toxic pollution are all now expected to reach Governor Inslee’s desk

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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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In bipartisan votes, Washington House and Senate address Puget Sound recovery and threats to orcas

House passes bills on vessel noise and disturbance, salmon habitat recovery, and preventing oil spills Senate advances toxic pollution prevention  as well as vessel noise and disturbance March 7th (Olympia, WA) – In sweeping votes from both houses, the Washington State Legislature took major steps to address the emergency facing southern resident orcas and the … Continued

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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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Environmental Lobby Day 2019

On January 29, 500 Washingtonians gathered in Olympia to say: THIS is the year to make big progress on the environment! Together, we showed the legislature that we must pass 100% Clean Electricity, Orca Emergency Response, Oil Spill Prevention, and Plastic Pollution Reduction. Thank you to filmmaker Katherine Leggett: https://www.filmmissives.com/

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Diverse Demand for 100 Percent Clean Electricity for Washington

Environmental Priorities Coalition Senate Committee Chair Sen. Carlyle Indicates Intention for Swift Committee Action Olympia, WA – The Senate Environment, Energy and Technology committee held its first hearing to an overflow crowd on Senate Bill 5116, which would move Washington State to 100 percent clean electricity. The legislation includes: Phase out of coal from our … Continued

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2019 Environmental Priorities for WA Legislature Announced

Broad coalition to advance policies for clean energy, orca recovery, oil spill prevention, and plastic pollution

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Legislative progress and big wins for voters

Under new leadership in the state Senate, there was a renewed energy for environmental progress with nearly 300 bills introduced!

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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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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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