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Washington deepens its commitment to clean energy with two new climate laws on the books

by Stephanie Noren on

HB 1589 focuses on proactive and customer-forward gas utility planning, while SB 6058 sets the stage for a broader carbon market

Climate justice: rooted in community

by Juan M. Muñoz Jiménez on

Northwest communities are fortunate to have a number of grassroots, BIPOC-led community organizations making connections between social justice, environmental health, and climate. We focus on one such group this week. Plus: the Biden administration pauses new LNG exports

The best offense is a good defense—and we’ll need one

by Gregg Small on

2024 is off to a rapid start on climate action in the Pacific Northwest, filled with incredible stories of success and also some of the most significant threats to our progress in recent memory.One of my favorite stories is the effort in the Ports of Seattle and Tacoma to address pollution from short-haul trucking. Diesel pollution from these trucks creates air pollution and health hazards for the people living near ports and are a major contributor to climate change.

Deepening WA's clean energy commitment

by Megan Larkin on

How a lesser known bill moving through WA's 2024 legislative session will double down on clean energy by putting people first

Climate is our priority: Washington legislative mid-session update

by Joëlle Robinson on

Nearly at the midpoint of Washington's 2024 legislative session, legislators are taking action on some of the state's top climate priorities. Here's where more pressure is needed as the session continues.

Urge Your Legislators to Invest in Healthy Homes

by Meredith Connolly on

The Oregon legislature kicked off another legislative session this week with a top focus on addressing the state’s housing challenges. Solving Oregon’s housing crisis is about more than just building new housing. It’s about reducing the cost of essential home repairs and energy efficiency so that low-income families can affordably live in the homes they already have.

Busting the myths: clean energy does work in the cold

by Jonathan Lee on

We have examples from across the country and worldwide that ought to close the confidence gap once and for all: yes, clean energy technologies work during cold weather.

Stop oil companies' greenwashing and price-gouging.

by Joëlle Robinson on

Washington residents shouldn't be harmed by oil companies' price gouging as we transition to a clean energy economy. Take action now!

Kids deserve safe and healthy rides to school

by Joëlle Robinson on

Did you know that the air pollution inside a diesel bus can be 4-12 times higher than outside? It's time for WA legislators to accelerate our transition to healthy, clean-energy school buses.

Oregon Legislates: Our Climate Priorities for 2024

by Meredith Connolly on

A Climate Budget brings an equitable and rapid transition from fossil fuels to clean energy closer within reach while increasing the resilience of our communities.

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