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Washington State Moves Closer to Strong Rule to Reduce Global Warming Pollution

by Kimberly Larson on June 1, 2016

Olympia, WA – The Department of Ecology on Wednesday released an updated draft of the Clean Air Rule, requiring reductions in carbon pollution from Washington’s largest polluters. Environmental and clean energy advocates expressed support for a number of key improvements to the language while calling for additional changes to ensure that the rule supports clean energy and helps Washington meet its long-term sustainability goals.

Oregon Legislature Passes Historic Coal Transition Bill

by Climate Solutions on March 2, 2016

Legislation will move Oregon off coal power, double state’s clean energy target to 50% by 2040

SCOTUS' stay of Clean Power Plan won't stop progress on clean energy

by Jonathan Lawson on February 9, 2016

Climate Solutions statement on the Supreme Court decision to stay the EPA's Clean Power Plan

Arch Coal Bankruptcy: The End of an Era

by Climate Solutions on January 11, 2016

The nation's second-largest coal company declared bankruptcy after years of unresponsive management and a stock value in freefall. With consumers increasingly concerned about public health and demanding cleaner energy, the writing is on the wall for the entire coal industry.

Capping emissions good for WA jobs, environment

by Climate Solutions on January 6, 2016

Climate Solutions, Washington Environmental Council, and Washington Conservation Voters respond to the WA Dept. of Ecology’s announcement of a draft Clean Air Rule

Important Step toward Making Northwest a World Leader in Sustainable Flight

by Climate Solutions on December 16, 2015

Today the Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines and Boeing announced a joint effort to build new infrastructure needed to make Sea-Tac International Airport one of the first places in the world where planes will be able to fuel up with sustainable, low-carbon alternatives to traditional jet fuel. This agreement is an important step in a long and critical journey. Climate Solutions' new report, "Towards Sustainable Aviation Fuels," assesses the industry's efforts to make such fuels widely available. The short version: we're next in lline for takeoff.

A New chapter begins for climate action

by Climate Solutions on December 12, 2015

For the first time ever, all the nations of the world have made a significant commitment to solving the climate crisis. This agreement will not solve the problem alone, but it puts in place a framework of global action that gives us a fighting chance.

Keystone XL rejected: the tide is turning

by KC Golden on November 6, 2015

This morning, President Obama announced his administration's rejection of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Climate Solutions Senior Policy Advisor KC Golden comments.

Northwest leaders respond as EPA unveils Clean Power Plan

by Climate Solutions on August 3, 2015

Pacific Northwest elected officials, business leaders, health experts and clean energy economy leaders responded to today’s announcement of the Obama administration taking action to curb carbon pollution from power plants.

Press Contacts

For media inquiries, please contact:

Kimberly Larson, Director of Communications and Engagement
kimberly (at)
206.448.6653 (office)

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

for Oregon inquiries:
Jonathan Gates, Oregon Communications Manager
jonathan.gates (at)
503.548.2538 (office)


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