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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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The best offense is a good defense—and we’ll need one

2024 is off to a rapid start on climate action in the Pacific Northwest, filled with incredible stories of success and also some of the most significant threats to our progress in recent memory.

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Deepening WA's clean energy commitment

How a lesser known bill moving through WA's 2024 legislative session will double down on clean energy by putting people first

2024 Washington climate priorities

Climate is our priority: Washington legislative mid-session update

Nearly at the midpoint of Washington's 2024 legislative session, legislators are taking action on some of the state's top climate priorities. Here's where more pressure is needed as the session continues.

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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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Wind... and counter-wind

Offshore wind is picking up across the country. Also: in the Northwest, climate progress is likely to face a challenge in Washington, and Oregon courts have delayed implementation of the Climate Protection Program.

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The fight is not over: Update on Oregon's Climate Protection Program

An update on the Court of Appeals ruling that found Oregon’s cornerstone Climate Protection Program was invalid and a statement from the coalition of environmental justice, climate, and business organizations who intervened defensively in the case.

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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.

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COP28 convenes in Dubai — with fractional results

Just a year ago, fossil fuel companies complained they felt unwelcome at COP27; at this year’s COP28 international climate conference, OPEC has its own pavilion.

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A clean energy just transition for autoworkers

In this week's issue of Climate Cast: autoworker strike underscores the need for a just transition, the new faces of climate denial, and California enters the climate lawsuit fray.

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Our kids deserve pollution-free school buses

Washington State needs to pass a bill requiring all school buses in Washington to be zero-emission by 2035, and new bus purchases must be pollution-free by 2027. Other states have done this — so can we!

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offshore wind

Wind... and counter-wind

Offshore wind is picking up across the country. Also: in the Northwest, climate progress is likely to face a challenge in Washington, and Oregon courts have delayed implementation of the Climate Protection Program.

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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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