Washington State Government

  • by Jonathan Lawson on April 15, 2014
    Governor Jay Inslee is committed to a clean energy future. We need everyone around the country thanking him for pressing forward on climate action; we also need to ask that Governor Inslee do everything in his power to stop the export of coal through the Pacific Northwest. Read more
  • by Jessica Finn Coven on January 30, 2014
    Washington State has made great strides in clean energy, energy efficiency, and energy independence. But some legislators want to slow or reverse those advances by weakening the law which has made our progress possible—the Washington State Energy Independence Act, or I-937. Read more
  • by Ben Serrurier on January 16, 2014
    And they’re off! Monday marked the official start of the 2014 Washington State legislative session. Here's a preview of how Climate Solutions will be there, working to promote the clean energy economy and to reduce global warming pollution.   Read more
  • by Jessica Finn Coven on July 1, 2013
    While much of the media attention of the state legislature session focused on the near government shutdown and the budget negotiations, the legacy of the 2013 Washington State legislative session may ultimately come down to the very first bill signed into law—Governor Inslee’s Climate Action Bill. Read more
  • by Jessica Finn Coven on May 20, 2013
    On May 13, the Washington State legislature started its 30 day special session, an addition to the 105 day “regular” session that ended last month. Unable to pass a budget during the regular session, the legislators are back after meeting with constituents in their home districts. Here's a look at some of the key budget issues that Climate Solutions is following. Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on February 20, 2013
    Global biodiversity avatar Thomas Lovejoy sees a climate endgame in sight, title of his recent New York Times op-ed. Lovejoy points to biocarbon, nature’s capacity to capture and store carbon through plant growth. Read more