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Clean Trucks Are Here and Ready to Go

by Victoria Paykar and Leah Missik on September 27, 2021

Right now, both Washington and Oregon are taking important steps to clean up bigger trucks and vehicles. Read on to learn more about these potential rules and how you can help ensure our states adopt them in a strong and equitable way!

What's next for climate in Washington?

by Climate Solutions on September 26, 2021

Climate Solutions' Washington State legislative priorities for 2022.

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Rage against the Manchin

by Jonathan Lawson on September 23, 2021

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.

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It's the 11th hour for climate and Congress

by Gregg Small on September 20, 2021

The climate crisis seems to be getting worse, but we also know there is a window of time right now when we can still make a big positive difference.

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Use your voice to add solutions to the news coverage

by Joëlle Robinson on September 13, 2021

Worsening climate impacts have dominated news coverage. But do you know what’s been largely missing? What we can do about it.

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A textbook case of climate-fueled extremism

by Stephanie Noren on September 10, 2021

Clean trucks zoom ahead, Hurricane Ida roundup, and updates on 100% clean nationwide

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A summer of extreme extremes

by Stephanie Noren on August 26, 2021

100% clean electricity nationwide, scoring environmental justice, and a season of extremes 

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Rein in the biggest polluters, avert climate chaos

by Jonathan Lee on August 25, 2021

Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality has been developing rules to hold our state's biggest polluters accountable for the first time, but we're losing ground to industry lobbyists.

Phasing out gas: Shoreline takes steps towards clean buildings

by Deepa Sivarajan on August 19, 2021

Shoreline is gearing up to make sure all new large buildings are powered by clean energy, not fossil fuels. If you're a local resident, let the city know they're on the right track!

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Making sense of a scary climate report

by Jonathan Lawson on August 12, 2021

THe long-awaited new IPCC climate report is out this week. It includes good news as well as very bad news.

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Biden invokes war powers to speed clean energy shift

This week, President Biden issued a number of executive orders taking action on clean energy, to make solar panels, heat pumps, insulation and other products for the clean energy transition