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Over 100 Washington Businesses Call for State Action on Climate Change

by Climate Solutions on October 27, 2014

Over 100 businesses, including Virginia Mason, Microsoft, REI, and Saltchuk today launched an open declaration calling for action on climate change. The Washington Business Climate Declaration highlights the support of state business leaders for action on climate change that would preserve and expand our state’s vibrant economy.

Northwest reacts to EPA ruling on existing coal plants

by csadmin on June 18, 2014

Today the people of the Northwest and across the country scored a victory as the Environmental Protection Agency answered that question by moving to cut carbon pollution from existing coal plants nationwide.

A great day for West Coast climate leadership

by csadmin on June 18, 2014

In a new pact, Governors of Washington, Oregon and California along with British Columbia’s Premier agreed that all four jurisdictions will account for the costs of carbon pollution and that, where appropriate and feasible, link programs to create consistency and predictability across the region of 53 million people. The leaders also committed to adopting and maintaining low carbon fuel standards in each jurisdiction.

Tom Steyer, Governor Inslee Issue Clarion Call for West Coast Leadership to Address Climate Change

by csadmin on June 18, 2014

Washington Governor Jay Inslee and banker, philanthropist and climate advocate Tom Steyer spoke at the Climate Solutions 5th annual breakfast issuing a clarion call for the West Coast to lead in addressing global warming.

The basics are clear: less climate pollution, more clean energy

by csadmin on June 18, 2014

The Obama administration announced a plan for federal climate action today, unveiling a suite of measures to limit climate pollution from power plants, increase renewable energy production, improve energy efficiency standards, and place better controls on methane and other potent contributors to climate disruption.

Climate Impacts and Economic Opportunities: Business, Elected, Public Health Leaders Call for Bold Action in WA

by csadmin on June 18, 2014

Opportunities for Reducing Climate Pollution and Accelerating the Homegrown Clean Energy Economy Under Consideration by Gov. Inslee and Legislators in Climate Workgroup

U.S. EPA’s Announcement to Regulate Climate Pollution from New Coal-Fired Power Plants Draws Strong Positive Reactions From Northwest Business, Clean Energy Leaders

by csadmin on June 18, 2014

"The EPA put accountability where it belongs and they're a powerful example of West Coast climate leadership, as they’re modeled on the standards pioneered in California, Washington, and Oregon."

Oregon House hearing highlights who is paying the price for climate pollution

by csadmin on June 18, 2014

The takeaway from the OGWC’s latest report: Cars and Coal remain our challenge. Oregon is not on path to meet its 2020 goals.

Goldman Sachs Sacks Coal Terminal Investment

by csadmin on June 17, 2014

Goldman Sachs Infrastructure Partners has sold off its remaining equity investment in the company proposing a 48 million ton per year coal export terminal north of Bellingham whicih, if built, would be the largest coal export terminal in North America. The move comes after coal companies have tabled or dropped three out of six proposed coal export terminals in the Pacific Northwest in the last two years.

Capturing carbon, saving money, and enhancing regional communities

by csadmin on August 1, 2013

The Northwest Biocarbon Initiative, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, Ecotrust, and the Willamette Partnership provided a briefing on the climate and economic benefits of natural infrastructure in Portland and the Willamette Valley, announced the release of Natural Infrastructure: A Climate-Smart Solution, and led a 45-minute tour of multiple natural infrastructure projects in Portland's South Waterfront area.

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