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Manchin accepts new leadership roles

by Stephanie Noren on

Headlines on Joe Manchin and wind power in Texas; environmental justice and access to clean air; and other news on climate and clean energy. Warning: includes April Fools Day jokes alongside actual news!

Fueling Destruction

by Leah Missik on

Russia’s colonial warmongering and brutal domestic oppression are funded by the sale of fossil fuels. Saying no to Russian oil and gas is only a first step: for our climate and for human rights, we must move away from fossil fuels no matter where they come from.

What Washington legislators did (and didn't) on climate

by Climate Solutions on

It happened fast, but Washington’s short legislative session has come to a close.

Voice Your Comments on NW Natural's Proposed Rate Increase

by Greer Ryan on

NW Natural—Oregon's largest fossil fuel utility—wants to raise gas prices by nearly 12 percent. By supporting further growth of the gas industry, this rate hike will increase energy burdens for already struggling Oregon families, worsen the climate crisis, and pollute the air we breathe.

Clean energy. Fossil-fueled crisis. Tipping points are here

by Jonathan Lawson on

In this week's ClimateCast: clean energy results from the Oregon and Washington legislatures; fossil fuels and the Ukraine humanitarian crisis; and the EPA takes action on truck emissions

Following historic progress, WA continues with incremental steps

by Kelly Hall on

In 2022, the Washington Legislature built upon the transformational shift we’ve begun in recent years; lawmakers took important steps in a few key areas, but hesitated in others.

Overwhelming majority of public comment again demonstrates strong statewide support for clean buildings action by State Building Code Council

by Stephanie Noren on

Washington State could soon lead the nation in energy codes for commercial and multifamily buildings; State Building Code Council to vote on triennial code updates at April 22nd meeting

Two years ago today: One of biggest climate wins in Oregon history

by Meredith Connolly on

Today is a significant milestone for Oregon’s climate progress, but it requires a little time traveling to the cusp of the pre-COVID times to fully appreciate how far we’ve come.

Recapping Oregon's 2022 Legislative Session

by Meredith Connolly on

This session, the legislature provided historic levels of investments in clean energy solutions and electric vehicles, as well as significant progress for environmental and social justice in our state.

Portland Public Schools enacts comprehensive climate crisis policy

by Greer Ryan on

The Portland Public Schools (PPS) Board of Directors voted this week to approve a comprehensive climate crisis response policy! Let's send them a big thank you.

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