Puyallup Tribe, Environmental Groups Hit Tacoma LNG with Legal Challenges

Appeals to air permit say project would deepen climate crisis and bring safety risks

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New state rule continues to leave Washington vulnerable to the threat of tar sands, sinking oils

The Washington Department of Ecology formally adopted updates to the rule governing how companies transporting oil through the state must be prepared to respond to a spill.

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Tacoma Fracked Gas Facility Faces Continued Opposition Despite Puget Sound Clean Air Agency Permit Approval

Washington communities and advocates reiterated their continued opposition to the fracked gas project, and expect to file an immediate appeal.

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Washington Requires New Environmental Study For World’s Largest Proposed Fracked Gas-To-Methanol Refinery

Ecology determined the backers of the project failed to provide complete, adequate information to state regulators, and decided to conduct a new Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).

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Kalama Methanol Refinery faces new federal court challenge

Today, a coalition of public health and environmental groups challenged federal approvals for Northwest Innovation Works’ massive fracked gas-to-methanol refinery proposed for Kalama, Washington.

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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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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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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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On Exxon Valdez disaster 30th anniversary, local leaders call on state to protect Washington from major spill

Increased traffic, new types of oil, and less safe ships put local fishing economy, environment, and tribal cultural and treaty rights at risk

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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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State Board Confirms Coal Terminal’s Threat to Clean Water

The state board affirmed Department of Ecology’s denial of a necessary water permit for the proposed Millennium Bulk Coal Terminals.

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2018 State of Our Forests and Public Lands Report

Look back on the Commissioner’s first 18 months in office to reflect on where progress has been made, where work still needs to be done, and where things need improvement.

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U.S. environmental, indigenous leaders to meet with Canada Consulate to reiterate strong opposition to Trans Mountain Pipeline

On Thursday afternoon, environmental and indigenous leaders from Washington state will meet with the Consulate General of Canada to reiterate their strong opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project in British Columbia and any increases in tar sands crude oil shipments by tanker, train, or pipeline in Washington state.

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What Comes Next: No to Fossil Fuels, Yes to Climate Action

Our communities are all connected – by the rail lines, by the shorelines, and by our economy. Together we’re moving beyond fossil fuels to our clean energy economy!

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Trump Administration Threatens Washington’s Clean Car Standards

The Trump Administration is planning to severely weaken the Obama era national clean car standards, we plan to fight back.

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