Washington State Government

Why doesn't Washington have a Clean Fuel Standard (yet)?

by Climate Solutions on January 27, 2020

Tailpipe exhaust is responsible for nearly half of Washington state’s climate and air pollution--call it a sin of emission. We can reverse the trend…

Our plan for 2020: more climate progress in WA

by Kelly Hall on January 15, 2020

Over the course of a quick eight weeks, Washington lawmakers will consider hundreds of proposals. Here are five climate bills we need to keep top…

Maintaining hope in the age of climate change

by Devon Downeysmith on December 20, 2019

What it's like to read climate news every day: some days, it’s inspiring. Other days, it weighs heavy on the heart.

Oregon and California lead on climate with clean fuels. What about Washington?

by Joëlle Robinson on November 20, 2019

Washington has a great responsibility to lead on climate...and a great opportunity to do so right now—by taking action on transporation emissions.

No, no, no on Eyman's I-976

by Joëlle Robinson on October 7, 2019

Tim Eyman's latest voter initiative would be a disaster for transportation in Washington; for public safety, and for the climate. 

The good, the bad, and the opportunity for climate action in Washington

by Kelly Hall on October 3, 2019

Climate policy is not a single undertaking. We need many solutions working together, building on the success of clean electricity to end our reliance…

Climate leadership, state to state

by Devon Downeysmith on May 15, 2019

With a clean energy win accomplished in Washington, attention now turns to Oregon. Also: other states and cities show what climate leadership does…

We served climate hope for breakfast

by Jonathan Lawson on May 14, 2019

Fresh from some serious clean energy wins in Washington, we're ready to confront the next big climate challenge: transportation.

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…

We're raising the roof for 100% clean energy!

by Joëlle Robinson on March 10, 2019

Today, thousands of Washingtonians are demanding climate solutions, in the form of clean electricity, clean fuels, and clean buildings.

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.

That’s right: we can have 100% clean electricity!

by Joëlle Robinson on January 15, 2019

Washington is ready for 100% clean electricity—public hearings start this week!

Positioned to win: Northwest climate progress in 2019

by Gregg Small on January 15, 2019

What’s ahead for major climate and clean energy action in the Pacific Northwest this year... and what it’s going to take to get there. 

The Good, the Tough, and the Just Getting Started

by Gregg Small on November 8, 2018

A big election for climate and clean energy in the Pacific Northwest.

Let’s spread the word about I-1631... and make history!

by Joëlle Robinson on October 16, 2018

Here are some of the ways to help pass Washington's I-1631: our clean air, clean energy initiative. How can YOU help? 

100 percent clean bus at Washington State Capitol

2021: Action time for climate in the Washington Legislature

Naysayers will claim that this is not the time for climate action in Washington, not with COVID, racial injustice, and economic recovery on the agenda. But we don’t need to choose between our major priorities: we can achieve climate progress, recover from COVID impacts, and fight systemic racism all at the same time.
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3 ways to cope with the smoke

If you live west of the Cascades in the Pacific Northwest, you likely woke up yesterday to an awful late-summer surprise (if you weren't under wildfire threat already): a blanket of unhealthy wildfire smoke.
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