Washington State Government

Reducing Pollution, Investing in Solutions

by Mara Gross on January 29, 2018

Clean energy, cost saving, job creating investments from the ten states that have already put a price on climate pollution

States step up to fight climate challenges

by Devon Downeysmith on January 17, 2018

Global temperatures aren't the only thing heating up--states and cities are showing an appetite this year for strong climate policy. We've got the…

We all agree: it's time for climate action in Washington

by Climate Solutions on January 17, 2018

A coalition of more than 25 organizations sent a message to Washington state legislators calling for strong climate action, in the form of three key…

Public strongly supports 100% clean electricity, clean fuels

by Climate Solutions on January 12, 2018

A new Washington state poll demonstrates strong public support for legislators prepared to act on climate.

The Clean Air Rule is one (but not the only) solution worth protecting

by Vlad Gutman-Britten on December 20, 2017

We need to place our power sector on a path to 100% clean power, electrify transportation, and boost efficiency. Protecting clean air is a first step…

2017: The highlights were pretty bright

by Gregg Small on December 19, 2017

Yes, 2017 was an awful year in many ways. But it was also a year of transition for climate action. We and many others affirmed our ability to make…

Mainstreaming climate risk... and clean energy opportunity

by Gregg Small on November 16, 2017

Our annual dinner with Kate Gordon in Portland this week laid the groundwork for a season of effective climate action in Oregon and Washington. 

Many reasons for hope, but also much to fear

by Devon Downeysmith on October 3, 2017

Devastation in Puerto Rico, a major win against coal, hope, frustration, and more in our climate and clean energy news roundup.

Washington’s largest utility takes a major step toward 100% clean electricity

by Kelly Hall on September 20, 2017

Puget Sound Energy announced a tentative agreement that will help them transition away from using dirty coal power in the next decade. 

On climate disruption, ending silence and heeding science

by Devon Downeysmith on September 19, 2017

Breaking through Climate Silence  In the

Hope under heavy skies

by Gregg Small on September 7, 2017

We're gaining momentum towards 100% clean energy. Here's how we're laying the groundwork, and what comes next.

Washington Senate should set aside partisanship, pass budget

by Vlad Gutman-Britten on July 18, 2017

For the first time in our history, Washington may fail to pass a capital construction budget. Billions of dollars of investments in clean energy,…

The world (mostly) unites for climate action

by Devon Downeysmith on July 11, 2017

G20 leaders recommit to the road through Paris--with the US government on the sidelines for now. More bad news for oil, more promising economic signs…

Thanks to Governor Inslee—and to you!

by Vlad Gutman-Britten on July 7, 2017

Good news: grassroots advocacy paid off; Governor Inslee rejected the state legislature’s proposal to subsidize a fossil fuel gas plant in Washington…

The WA state budget isn't for funding new fossil fuel projects

by Vlad Gutman-Britten on June 30, 2017

Tell the Governor now: Investing in new fossil gas is a recipe for climate disaster and runs counter to a vision of a 100% clean future that…