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Landmark climate leadership: WA invests in environmental justice

by Altinay Karasapan on February 24, 2023

In this post, we’ll highlight some groundbreaking pieces unique to Washington’s law: environmental justice provisions that prioritize air pollution reductions in overburdened communities, ongoing oversight by an Environmental Justice Council, and significant investments in communities most impacted by poor air quality, economic barriers, and climate impacts.

Halfway through

by Kelly Hall on February 23, 2023

Midway through this year's legislative session in Washington, lawmakers are working on implementing recently passed climate laws and allocating funds from the Climate Commitment Act. How's it going?

Everyone should be able to breathe clean air

by Joëlle Robinson on February 20, 2023

Ask WA legislators to support making energy-saving heat pumps available to low- and moderate-income households, schools and small businesses.

Rolling electric in every lane

by Jonathan Lawson on February 17, 2023

Electric cars and buses are everywhere already; school buses and heavy trucks are getting their turn in the fast lane. Also: what if the train that exploded in Ohio had been hauling tar sands oil?

Big oil's bogus blame game: falling for oil company lies has dire consequences

by Leah Missik on February 14, 2023

When you hear a chorus of oil companies and their allies railing against climate policy, keep their motivations and high profit margins in mind.

Landmark climate leadership and investment: the Climate Commitment Act in WA

by Altinay Karasapan on February 10, 2023

A new blog series spotlighting the Climate Commitment Act in WA. This edition is Part 1: a primer on WA’s new cap-and-invest program.

WA folks can benefit from home energy incentives... but we need help.

by Joëlle Robinson on February 7, 2023

The Energy Upgrade Navigator Program would help Washington residents access state and federal clean energy investments to save money, helping the state meet our climate goals.

Gas stove talk gets weird

by Jonathan Lawson on January 19, 2023

Scientists have been calling attention to the health risks associated with gas stoves since the 1970s. But a new study prodded a government agency to take notice—and a piece of click-bait journalism triggered an unnecessary political backlash. 

Time for WA to go big on investing in climate action

by Joëlle Robinson on January 17, 2023

The urgency of the climate crisis requires bold and meaningful action every single year. In 2023, Washington's Legislature must prioritize the health and safety of Washingtonians and make sure we advance true climate solutions in several key ways. 

🎬 Cutting climate pollution from buildings

by Jonathan Lee on January 12, 2023

Homes, offices, and other buildings are a major source of climate and air pollution. Thankfully, the best solutions will save you money on energy costs without sacrificing comfort. Learn more by watching our new video series!

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COP28 convenes in Dubai — with fractional results

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.