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Zero emissions bus at Capitol
A Win for transit riders, disability community, clean air and less congestion 

by Climate Solutions on October 15, 2020

WA's Supreme Court strikes down controversial initiative that threatened transportation improvements and investments across the state 

2020 Washington State legislative session ends in climate failure

by Climate Solutions on March 13, 2020

Washington Senate Democrats handed veto power to a small minority of its caucus, and failed to take action to cut transportation pollution—ignoring a priority of 66% of WA voters 

Oregon reclaims leadership on climate action

by Jonathan Gates on March 10, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: After partisan delay and denial tactics in the Oregon Legislature, Governor Kate Brown stepped up and fulfilled her long-standing promise to take strong executive action to address the climate crisis.

Oregon Capitol at night
Oregon’s legislature fails again to deliver on climate action

by Jonathan Gates on March 6, 2020

Once again, a minority bloc of Republican lawmakers backed by big polluters – this time in both the Senate and the House – chose to break our democratic process by refusing to show up for work for weeks, many hiding out of state. This is not how democracy is supposed to work; Oregonians deserve better.

"We can no longer kick the can down the road" on clean fuels

by Climate Solutions on March 3, 2020

A lengthy Senate Transportation Committee hearing highlighted the urgency for Washington to act on transportation emissions, benefits to rural communities and cleaner air quality, and the depth of community concern for well-being related to climate change.

Senate Transportation Committee next to consider WA Clean Fuels bill

by Climate Solutions on February 25, 2020

Efforts to make available cleaner transportation fuels in Washington State move forward as bill passes out of a key Senate committee

“The house is on fire and it’s our house”: Momentum for clean fuels for Washington grows

by Stephanie Noren on January 30, 2020

Pressure grows on Washington State Senate as the House of Representatives passes a Clean Fuel Standard for second year in a row

Oregon is falling behind on climate action

by Jonathan Gates on January 6, 2020

A growing list of states and territories have adopted carbon pricing policies, enacted more robust low-carbon fuel standards, and committed to a timeline for transitioning to 100% clean electricity, but Oregon is not among them.

Broad support for a regional Clean Fuel Standard

by Climate Solutions on December 20, 2019

“We want cleaner air and cleaner fuels." At a public hearing this week, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency heard a flood of calls for cleaner air, strong action on climate, and increased growth for the region's clean energy economy.

Issaquah council backs cleaner transportation choices

by Climate Solutions on November 19, 2019

The City of Issaquah supports Clean Fuel Standard as key way to clean up vehicle pollution.

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Kimberly Larson, Director of Communications and Engagement
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for Oregon inquiries:
Jonathan Gates, Oregon Communications Manager
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