WEC and WCV support the removal of the dams. Washington and the Federal government must uphold Treaty Rights and restore the nearly extinct Snake River salmon.
Environmental Orgs Respond to Introduction of 2022 Transportation Package
Permits based on flawed and dangerous analysis put community at risk
We must address transportation in our communities to tackle climate justice in Washington — people living in urban and rural Washington alike deserve an array of options to get them where they need to go.
Proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals project was last of seven Pacific Northwest coal terminals proposed since 2010.
The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) denied a key permit for the Goldendale Energy Pumped Storage Hydroelectric Project, proposed by Rye Development and National Grid (Rye). Without a Clean Water Act (CWA) 401 Certification, the project cannot proceed.
Amidst strong opposition and legal defeats, developers end pursuit of world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery
The trial led by Puyallup Tribe and environmental advocates has concluded in the fight against Puget Sound Energy’s illegal Tacoma LNG facility.
Critical Climate Policies Position Washington State as a Climate Leader
Transformational Climate Policy Will Head to Governor’s Desk
Landmark Climate Commitment Act Passes the House and now heads to Senate for Concurrence
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians and five environmental organizations, represented by Earthjustice, challenge Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) permits for the Tacoma Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in a hearing before the Pollution Control Hearings Board.
Clean Fuel Standard one step closer to Governor Inslee’s desk!
In response to this polluting project and egregious conduct, WEC joined the Puyallup Tribe and four other environmental partners to challenge the facility. After a year of delay, multiple days of oral arguments will begin on April 12th.
Pressure on Senate Leadership to approve Critical Climate Policy Majority of Washingtonians Consistently Support
The City of Tacoma takes significant steps in improving fossil fuel oversight in the Tideflats.
A key indicator of climate change is found in the ever-increasing rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet; nearly 1.2 trillion tons each year. While the speed of ice loss is now in line with worst-case scenarios for people and our environment, we will not achieve climate justice without racial justice. We must…
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 19 January, 2021 Fracked Gas Refinery and Export Terminal Would Have Significant Climate Impact Media Contact: Brett VandenHeuvel; Columbia Riverkeeper: (503) 348-2436 The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) denied permits for the massive fracked gas-to-methanol refinery proposed in Kalama, WA. Ecology nixed the fossil fuel processing and export proposal after deciding it would have…
A new draft environmental analysis evaluates the greenhouse gas impacts of the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery, proposed in Kalama, Washington.
Census data and science tell us that, more than income or geography, race is still the number one indicator of whether a person will live near contaminated air, water, and soil. Washington is no stranger to these disparities.
Two of four Environmental Priorities passed this session, but major climate action stalled again in the Senate.
Bill puts into place state targets to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions, but key bills to achieve these targets still remain.
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…
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…
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
I-976 will have serious negative consequences for our environment and communities
Washington Department of Ecology put a permit decision on hold for a massive fracked gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama, WA.
Initiative 976 would slash 4 billion dollars of funding from cities and counties across the state
Washington state regulators have 30 days to deny or approve the world’s largest fracked gas-to-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.
The WA Court of Appeals handed the proposed Millennium coal export terminal another defeat.
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.
Washington State takes significant climate action in 2019! Governor Inslee will be signing legislation, including the strongest clean electricity bill in the nation.
From clean energy to orca protection state marks more progress than any time in the last decade
New legislation is strongest clean electricity bill in the nation
Diverse constituencies celebrate significant milestone of House of Representatives vote
Court ruling upholds state’s right to protect clean water
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
State moving to phase-out coal power by 2025, address inequities in electricity sector, and transition state to 100 percent clean electricity by 2045.
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…
The large, diverse coalition that came together in support of this equitable, effective climate policy represents a big step forward for building a more powerful climate action movement.