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The case for clean, safe, and all-electric buildings

by Deepa Sivarajan on October 21, 2020

Washington and Oregon need to join the movement towards clean, safe, all-electric buildings—and we need to do it soon. Look out for more information on the case for all-electric buildings and the policy solutions that can get us there in the Northwest.

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Much ado about climate in November

by Jonathan Lawson on October 16, 2020

With only a few weeks left until the November 3rd election, there’s much ado in the media’s climate coverage about what a Biden presidency might do for clean energy and how it could be “history making” for efforts to address climate change in the US.

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A Win for transit riders, disability community, clean air and less congestion 

by Climate Solutions on October 15, 2020

WA's Supreme Court strikes down controversial initiative that threatened transportation improvements and investments across the state 

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Take the Climate Voter Pledge!

by Jonathan Gates on October 11, 2020

One of the strongest ways to address the climate crisis head-on is with your vote.

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For Fair and Honest Elections, vote YES on Measure 107

by Meredith Connolly on October 9, 2020

Oregon’s lack of effective campaign finance limits allows corporations to buy massive influence while casting a dark shadow on state and local politics. Time to lift the veil.

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Better transit, safer streets, cleaner air for Portland: Vote YES on Measure 26-218

by Meredith Connolly and Victoria Paykar and Sara Wright on October 9, 2020

Climate Solutions and Oregon Environmental Council proudly endorse Let’s Get Moving 2020. Don’t miss your chance to vote YES on Measure 26-218 at the bottom of your ballot.

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Seattle's Proposition 1: Yes to transit!

by Leah Missik on October 8, 2020

To address the climate crisis, clean up our air, and protect our communities' health, we need more clean-energy transit.

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Ready for a gasoline-free future? CA is

by Jonathan Lawson on October 1, 2020

California is ready to quit gas-fueled cars... a presidential legacy of intentional climate inaction... and the latest news on climate and clean energy

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Cap-and-reduce: Will DEQ step up to the plate?

by Zach Baker on September 25, 2020

One major component of the Oregon Climate Action Plan (OCAP) is a directive for the state Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to set up a new program to “cap and reduce” the climate-harming pollution released by Oregon’s largest polluters.

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What the hell just happened?

by Stephanie Noren on September 18, 2020

An unprecedented use of the word "unprecedented" in describing recent climate impacts. For many across the West Coast, the end of summer has been harrowing with hellish wildfires and living under unchanging grey and smoky skies, or watching the slow march of flood waters rise in the streets. We’re living through extraordinarily complex and challenging times, and continuous news coverage of multiple crises can feel extreme and extractive.

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  • Much ado about climate in November

    With only a few weeks left until the November 3rd election, there’s much ado in the media’s climate coverage about what a Biden presidency might do for clean energy and how it could be “history making” for efforts to address climate change in the US.