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Washingtonians, breathe easier: clean fuels are coming
Marking a victory for people’s health, the environment, and economic recovery, the Washington Legislature passed a Clean Fuel Standard, governor-request legislation that the Legislature considered three years in a row
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World economy grows, carbon pollution doesn’t

Shell sells off its stake in Canadian tar sands, US solar installations in 2016 nearly double the previous year, poll shows highest-ever level of American concern for the climate, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

Washington makes progress towards clean air (and a healthy climate)

Washington's Clean Air Rule will reduce climate-damaging carbon emissions from the state's top polluters. That's a step in the right direction!

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Norway releases divest list, EPA ups methane estimates

EU regulators propose ‘stress test’ for banks on climate and energy, March breaks global heat records, Midwestern utility heads for 85% renewable power, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Oil credit tightens, clean power grows at record rate

21 nations grow GDP while cutting climate pollution, Renewable Portfolio Standards dubbed an inexpensive success, power prices in negative territory, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

Spread the word: our bright future starts now

Today Climate Solutions launches our Bright Future initiative to demonstrate that the transition to clean energy and a low-carbon economy is within our grasp.

Washington State takes steps to strengthen Clean Air Rule, cut emissions

Cleaner air ahead! Washington's Department of Ecology is giving itself the opportunity to strengthen new plans to cut carbon emissions and to accelerate our state's transition to a clean-powered, sustainable economy.

North America's largest crude-oil terminal doesn't belong here.

We need your help to stop the largest proposed crude oil-by-rail terminal in North America! Tesoro wants to ship 360,000 barrels of volatile crude oil per day by train through our region and down the Columbia River.

In Oregon, we're blazing a trail for clean energy

Less than a month after the historic Paris agreement on climate change, Oregon utilities, climate advocates and environmental groups are heeding—and leading—the international community’s call for a clean energy transition.

Big news for Northwest climate action

Broad coalitions for climate action took bold steps this week in Oregon and Washington, announcing plans to put climate and clean energy measures on the 2016 ballot.

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Exxon and VW concealed impacts of their products

Sweden sets goal of going completely fossil-free, China to work with US on utility innovation and decarbonizing cities, union opposes coal port in Oakland, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions

When your house is on fire

Of course, none of us think of ourselves as climate deniers. But something makes us flinch from bad news, hard conversations, and uncomfortable conclusions. 

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How's climate progress faring in Olympia?

It’s no secret that climate progress is having a rough week in Washington, D.C. Here in Washington State, our governor and others have pressed for policies to clean our air and move our state towards a clean-energy economy. So how is climate progress faring in our state legislature?

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