$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.
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$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.

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Oregon’s Climate Wins in the 2023 Legislative Session

We saw success despite a challenging legislative environment that included a minority of Senators leading the longest walkout in Oregon’s history. Because the legislative calendar was down to the wire, many climate and clean energy bills were combined into two omnibus bills...

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Climate-fueled disasters strike, and climate hope perseveres

Hawaii wildfires and the aftermath Several wildfires tore across the idyllic landscape with terrifying speed on the Hawaiian island of Maui. 

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Stormy weather: a planet in extremis

If extreme heat doesn’t freak you out about climate change, your brain may have melted  Only a few years ago, it was quite rare to see news weather coverage linking extreme storms or heat

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Oregon GOP Walkout Threatens Climate Progress AGAIN

By denying quorum for the state Senate to do business, Oregon's Senate Republicans have ground all progress in the Oregon legislature — and even the state budget — to a halt. The state’s climate agenda hangs in the balance among many other critical priorities.

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$2 Billion in climate and clean energy, coming to you!

That’s a wrap: 2023 Washington legislative session ends with unprecedented dollars for climate and clean energy development

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Improving Oregon’s Homes and Buildings for our Climate and Communities

Oregonians deserve healthy, affordable, resilient buildings that run on clean energy.

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Our roads deserve a breather.

Ask your Washington lawmakers to support electrification of more medium- and heavy-duty vehicles including school buses, transit buses, garbage trucks, delivery vans, and semis.

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Landmark climate leadership: WA invests in environmental justice

In this post, we’ll highlight some groundbreaking pieces unique to Washington’s law: environmental justice provisions that prioritize air pollution reductions in overburdened communities, ongoing oversight by an Environmental Justice Council, and significant investments in communities most impacted by poor air quality, economic barriers, and climate impacts.

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Landmark climate leadership and investment: the Climate Commitment Act in WA

A new blog series spotlighting the Climate Commitment Act in WA. This edition is Part 1: a primer on WA’s new cap-and-invest program.

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aerial view of renton wa with text overlay of blog series title

Landmark climate leadership: WA invests in environmental justice

In this post, we’ll highlight some groundbreaking pieces unique to Washington’s law: environmental justice provisions that prioritize air pollution reductions in overburdened communities, ongoing oversight by an Environmental Justice Council, and significant investments in communities most impacted by poor air quality, economic barriers, and climate impacts.
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