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Washington Legislates: Our Climate Priorities for 2024
The Washington State Legislature has begun its short session. Climate priorities include Climate Commitment Act investments, supporting healthy environments for students and families with electric school buses and clean buildings, and holding the oil industry accountable.
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Washington Legislates: Our Climate Priorities for 2024

The Washington State Legislature has begun its short session. Climate priorities include Climate Commitment Act investments, supporting healthy environments for students and families with electric school buses and clean buildings, and holding the oil industry accountable.

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Kids breathe easier on electric school buses

Kids deserve to breathe clean, unpolluted air. Plenty of ink has already been spilled about the harms of polluted air in homes and classrooms. However, students are still routinely exposed to dirty, polluted air from a source in virtually every school district’s driveway: the school bus.

$2.2 Billion later—the Climate Commitment Act's promise for Washington communities

In its first year alone, Washington's cap-and-invest program has brought in a record $2.2 billion to invest in protections for climate, clean air, and clean water that will directly benefit communities across the state.

These Climate Investments Will Transform Washington

In the first three auctions for pollution permits held thanks to the Climate Commitment Act, Washington State has raised over $1.4 billion to go toward climate solutions. We're taking a look at some of the transformative change that is now possible thanks to this landmark policy, and what types of benefits our communities can expect to feel in the coming years.

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The future of GOP climate action, ESG, and big clean trucks

Climate issues made a surprise appearance during the recent GOP Presidential debate. Let's see how the candidates responded.

Reserve carbon auction raises $62.5 million in WA, shows the CCA is working as intended

On August 9, the Department of Ecology held its first allowance reserve auction under the Climate Commitment Act, raising an additional $62.5 million for needed climate solutions across the state. This auction is a mechanism built into the CCA to stabilize costs and ensure that carbon allowances are obtainable and reasonably priced for entities covered by the CCA.

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Oil companies' lies are costing us dearly: what they don't want us to understand about the fuel market

Oil companies have a long history of lying—about their climate culpability and about the true costs of gas. Let's hold them accountable.

Washington’s second CCA auction continues to demonstrate significant potential for new climate revenue

[PRESS RELEASE] Washington's second ever auction for allowances under the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) this week raised more than $557 million that will fund climate and clean energy projects across the state.

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Permission granted: Washington's clean energy transition will be efficient, equitable and effective

More on HB 1216, designed to help bring more new clean energy projects and associated jobs to the state.

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A success story: investing in climate progress

As Washington State books historic investments in clean energy, federal courts weigh in on city- and state-led efforts to counter the power of fossil fuels

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Photo of kindergarteners boarding an electric school bus

Kids breathe easier on electric school buses

Kids deserve to breathe clean, unpolluted air. Plenty of ink has already been spilled about the harms of polluted air in homes and classrooms. However, students are still routinely exposed to dirty, polluted air from a source in virtually every school district’s driveway: the school bus.
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These Climate Investments Will Transform Washington

In the first three auctions for pollution permits held thanks to the Climate Commitment Act, Washington State has raised over $1.4 billion to go toward climate solutions. We're taking a look at some of the transformative change that is now possible thanks to this landmark policy, and what types of benefits our communities can expect to feel in the coming years.
Read More

Reserve carbon auction raises $62.5 million in WA, shows the CCA is working as intended

On August 9, the Department of Ecology held its first allowance reserve auction under the Climate Commitment Act, raising an additional $62.5 million for needed climate solutions across the state. This auction is a mechanism built into the CCA to stabilize costs and ensure that carbon allowances are obtainable and reasonably priced for entities covered by the CCA.
Read More