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Wind... and counter-wind

by Jonathan Lawson on

Offshore wind is picking up across the country. Also: in the Northwest, climate progress is likely to face a challenge in Washington, and Oregon courts have delayed implementation of the Climate Protection Program.

The fight is not over: Update on Oregon's Climate Protection Program

by Meredith Connolly on

An update on the Court of Appeals ruling that found Oregon’s cornerstone Climate Protection Program was invalid and a statement from the coalition of environmental justice, climate, and business organizations who intervened defensively in the case.

Kids breathe easier on electric school buses

by Jonathan Lee on

Kids deserve to breathe clean, unpolluted air. Plenty of ink has already been spilled about the harms of polluted air in homes and classrooms. However, students are still routinely exposed to dirty, polluted air from a source in virtually every school district’s driveway: the school bus.

WANTED: Champions for Clean School Buses

by Jonathan Lee on

We need a few excited volunteers to speak up during legislative session so that all school kids in WA get a healthy and safe ride to school.

$2.2 Billion later—the Climate Commitment Act's promise for Washington communities

by Altinay Karasapan on

In its first year alone, Washington's cap-and-invest program has brought in a record $2.2 billion to invest in protections for climate, clean air, and clean water that will directly benefit communities across the state.

HUGE win for climate-friendly buildings in WA

by Joëlle Robinson on

On December 12th, the Seattle City Council voted unanimously to pass a landmark climate policy to transition large multi-family and commercial buildings away from fossil fuels to clean electricity.

Looking Back on One Year of Washington’s Transformational Climate Commitment Act

by Climate Solutions on

Last week, the Department of Ecology held its final auction in the inaugural year of WA’s cap-and-invest program. Washington’s Climate Commitment Act (CCA) – only the second cap-and-invest program in the U.S. – has had no parallel in the potential for a climate policy to protect our air, water, and forests from pollution, address environmental harm to communities of color and Tribal Nations, and provide unprecedented funding to create more resilient communities across Washington.

Brighter Tomorrows: 2023 Annual Report

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Reflecting on 25 years of creative advocacy and effective action on climate, and how our past victories prepare us for serious work ahead

COP28 convenes in Dubai — with fractional results

by Jonathan Lee on

Just a year ago, fossil fuel companies complained they felt unwelcome at COP27; at this year’s COP28 international climate conference, OPEC has its own pavilion.

Is Offshore Wind in Oregon’s Future?

by Joshua Basofin on

Climate Solutions has this guiding principle: there is an identified need for offshore wind in Oregon to achieve our 100% clean energy goals, and it must happen through a robust, transparent, inclusive, and equitable process. 

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Climate justice: rooted in community

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