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Oregon's governor calls for a special session, excludes climate action

by Jonathan Lee on August 28, 2019

Governor Kate Brown announced today that she supports calling the Oregon State Legislature into a special session, but addressing the climate crisis was notably absent from the agenda.

Doing nothing is not an option

by Climate Solutions on July 1, 2019

We are losing valuable time to address the climate crisis – to dramatically accelerate our state’s transition to a clean energy economy. We know the climate math; any further delay will require us to pass bigger and bolder policies to close the gap between our current trajectory and a healthy, livable future.

Oregon close to becoming second state to cap carbon emissions

by Climate Solutions on June 18, 2019

After a record-length debate following record-high temperatures in Salem, the Oregon House of Representatives passed the Clean Energy Jobs Act, HB 2020B, 36-24.  Now the Senate will take up the bill. 

Washington State passes 100 percent clean electricity legislation

by Climate Solutions on April 22, 2019

Washington's new legislation is the strongest clean energy bill in the nation.

Washington moves one step closer to passing a Clean Fuel Standard

by Climate Solutions on March 12, 2019

The Washington House of Representatives has passed a Clean Fuel Standard, which would align the state with its West Coast neighbors--expanding the market for low carbon fuels, reducing the costs and impacts of air pollution to public health, and increasing economic investment and returns from local renewable fuel production.

100% Clean Electricity legislation passes WA senate in historic vote

by Stephanie Noren on March 1, 2019

  OLYMPIA -- March 1, 2019 -- Today, the State Senate voted to transition Washington to 100 percent clean electricity by 2045 on a 28-19 vote. This is the first of a suite of critical bills to address climate pollution to move this year.

Clean Fuel Standard closer to passing in WA

by Stephanie Noren on March 1, 2019

The House Appropriations Committee moved HB 1110 (Clean Fuel Standard) out of committee this afternoon.

Initial take on Clean Energy Jobs bill release

by Mara Gross on February 1, 2019

The Oregon Legislature has released a draft of the Clean Energy Jobs bill. Climate Solutions is focused on passing a strong policy that reduces emissions quickly, holds polluters accountable, invests in clean energy projects across the state, and ensures a majority of investments benefit those most impacted by climate change.

Combined House and Regional Action Indicates Strong Momentum for Clean Fuels in WA

by Stephanie Noren on January 24, 2019

a joint statement from Climate Solutions and Audubon Washington This morning, the House Environment & Energy Committee voted to move HB 1110, the Clean Fuel Standard, out of committee. The bill will now move to the House Transportation Committee. Concurrently, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) said it will proceed  with rulemaking for a regional Clean Fuel Standard for King, Pierce, Kitsap, and Snohomish counties.

Broad show of support for clean fuels for WA

by Stephanie Noren on January 16, 2019

Testimony focused on increased job and economic growth opportunities, climate and public health benefits.

Press Contacts

For media inquiries, please contact:

Kimberly Larson, Director of Communications and Engagement
kimberly.larson (at) climatesolutions.org
206.448.6653 (office)

for Washington State inquiries:
Stephanie Noren, Washington Communications Manager
stephanie.noren (at) climatesolutions.org
206.454.7893 (office)

for Oregon inquiries:
Jonathan Lee, Oregon Communications Manager
jonathan.lee (at) climatesolutions.org
503.548.2538 (office)