Intern Alumni Newsletter | Spring 2016

For interns, by interns

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Cleaning up the Duwamish and Remaking Environmentalism

Environmentalism from an all-white, affluent, outdoorsy movement into a diverse, inclusive coalition of communities.

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Intern Alumni Newsletter

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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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Port of Longview Rejects Plan For Refinery, Propane Terminal

Port of Longview commissioners voted unanimously to end talks with an energy company that wants to build the largest West Coast oil refinery.

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Comments on Oil Terminal Soar to 250,000

Evaluation council will consult them in making its recommendation.

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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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6000 Signatures, 6000 Cranes

Students deliver 6,000 signatures folded as cranes to protect Marbled Murrelet forest habitat.

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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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Gov. Inslee proposes a carbon-pollution cap and trade system to raise $1 billion a year

The Democrat’s cap-and-trade climate package includes plans to spend $380 million of that new revenue on K-12 public schools.

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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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Is this man the greenest governor in America?

When Jay Inslee was elected governor of the state of Washington in November of 2012, climate campaigners rejoiced.

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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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Derelict Vessel Bill Signed into Law

New law gives state tools, resources to prevent oil spills from abandoned ships.

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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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State Supreme Court Decision Upholds Toxic Clean-up Fund

Statement in response to today’s State Supreme Court decision upholding the Model Toxics Control Act.

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New State Stormwater Permits Present Opportunities for Puget Sound

Final versions will require increased use of “green infrastructure” to protect Puget Sound and other state waterways.

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Bipartisan Poll Shows Strong Support for Environmental Protections

Yet state legislators are moving to undermine environmental protections in Olympia.

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