Microsoft buys carbon credits in forest near Rainier to offset pollution

Microsoft bought carbon credits certified by a California regulatory program that will preserve 520 acres of forest near Mount Rainier.

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Stopping Shell in its Tracks: Washington state communities say no to oil trains

“Shell No!” is again a rallying cry for environmentalists committed to derailing the oil giant’s plans to build a rail spur for its Puget Sound refinery.

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Man swims 55 miles of Duwamish River, finds it’s ‘still alive’

Mark Powell swam the Duwamish, Seattle’s only river and home to an ongoing Superfund cleanup, finishing up a 55-mile adventure.

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Oil train law still in works

A new state law requires cities, counties and fire departments be told ahead of time when an oil train is coming through their community.

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Bypassing Legislature, Inslee turns to executive action on climate change

Gov. Jay Inslee announced his office will develop a cap on emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Conservation groups seek increased shoreline protections

Three conservation groups petitioned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to change how it regulates seawalls, bulkheads or other barriers.

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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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Big Crowds Commenting On Wash. State Marine And Rail Oil Transportation Study

Crude by rail transportation has increased dramatically in the last three years, and the trend is expected to continue.

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Oil train derails in Seattle; no injuries or spill

Nothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard early Thursday, but it alarmed environmentalists.

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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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