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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4 ways the Legislature can make Washington greener

Now more than ever, Washington state has the opportunity — and responsibility — to lead the country.

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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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Washington Legislators Address Growing Safety Threat from Oil Transportation

New bills propose creating reliable funding for oil spill prevention and safety, industry accountability, protections for Puget Sound.

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What’s at Stake: One Law, 27 Years, 6,600 Sites Cleaned Up

This 1988 law has helped clean up roughly 6,600 toxic sites, equal to about one cleanup completed every other day. But today, it’s at risk.

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2016 Legislative Session: Public holds the line on essential environmental laws and investments

Challenges remain as Legislature leaves key issues and funding declines unaddressed

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The High Cost of Cheap Gasoline

A tax on oil and chemicals pays to clean up toxic messes. With prices down, the state is looking for cash.

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Should Washington Get Tougher on Oil Shipping?

Puget Sound could be dealt an ecological death blow by an oil spill in its poorly flushed waters.

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Environmental Priorities Coalition Launches 2016 Priority

This Priority will protect laws and investments in clean energy, clean air and water, and healthy lands.

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Weakened Oil Transportation Bill Set to Pass in State Legislature

Oil industry pressure weakened the bill.

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Inslee’s plan makes polluters pay

So many people signed up to testify on Gov. Jay Inslee’s sweeping proposal to rein in greenhouse gases that Tuesday’s public hearing on the bill was continued to Thursday.

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Risk of Oil Transport is Heating Up

We’ve seen some vivid examples of the dangers of oil by rail and are working in the legislature to protect our communities.

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Big Oil Blocks Progress on Environmental Priorities

Oil industry’s influence in the legislature blocks two environmental community priorities that would have moved Washington forward.

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Gov. Inslee Signs Climate Action Bill into Law

Governor-request and Environmental Priority law will convene state leaders from both parties to address climate change.

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First in Nation Ban on Toxic Coal Tar Sealants Passes

Sealants contain high levels of toxic substances, posing threat to public health.

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Environmental Community Prevents Major Rollbacks in 2012 Session

Historic attacks fended off, but lawmakers miss opportunity to protect kids against toxic flame retardants.

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Legislature Delivers Mixed Results for Environment

No solution for clean water, but progress on budget and toxics.

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Governor Gregoire Rallies 5,000 for Clean Water Funding

Statewide telephone town hall connected people from across the state with the Governor.

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Budget Woes are Serious Threat to Washington’s Environment

Governor’s second budget does not restore funding to core environmental protection programs.

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Legislature Makes Progress on Environmental Priorities

Despite a short 60-day session, progress was made on all of the environmental community’s Priorities.

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