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Clean Buildings: Help King County keep leading on climate

by Joëlle Robinson on August 11, 2021

We’re used to thinking of transportation as the big source of greenhouse gas emissions. But while they don't move, buildings still emit carbon and air pollution. In fact, emissions from buildings are growing at a faster rate than any other source of carbon pollution in Washington, due to the use of fossil fuels like gas.

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Protect Northwest farmworkers from extreme heat

by Climate Solutions on August 2, 2021

Urge your members of Congress to back the federal heat safety bill.

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100% clean despite the heat

by Stephanie Noren on July 30, 2021

A federal "down payment" on climate (?), green hydrogen, and a note on this summer's extreme heat 

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So… What just happened in Salem?

by Jonathan Lee on July 23, 2021

Oregon’s 2021 legislative session has come to a close. We’ve made some major progress on statewide climate action, but before we dive into those details, let’s talk about how we got here.

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Time to tell Congress: no climate action, no deal

by Leah Missik on July 21, 2021

This really may be our best and last chance to pass the climate investments we need at the federal level. Act now!

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Can Congress get real on clean energy?

by Jonathan Lawson on July 16, 2021

Climate advocates put pressure on lawmakers as western states suffer drought and extreme heat

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Here's to hope during the heat

by Gregg Small on July 14, 2021

After an incredible run of climate progress, what's next for the Northwest?

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Keeping the momentum going on clean transportation

by Victoria Paykar on July 8, 2021

Oregon passed two clean transportation bills so far this year, but our work isn’t over.

Sweating in the heat? All-electric buildings provide a cool solution

by Deepa Sivarajan on July 7, 2021

With fossil fuels as the energy source for our buildings, we’re only going to see more unprecedented heat waves. We need to reduce our emissions and protect our communities. That’s where the movement towards clean, safe, all-electric buildings comes in. 

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Tell Congress: no climate action, no deal on infrastructure

by Gregg Small on July 7, 2021

The American Jobs Act could provide the biggest-ever US investment in clean energy and equitable climate progress. But the fossil fuel industry is lobbying hard to make sure that doesn't happen. Let's stand up now for climate action!



Rage against the Manchin

The West Virginia Senator stands in the path of crucial climate progress. Also: what's in the Democrats' climate plan? And Oregon has the opportunity to expand clean transportation on its roads.