North Cascades
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
Public health

Crude Oil terminals are wrong for Grays Harbor

The dangers of oil trains are dominating headlines about proposed oil terminals in Washington. As a long-time crab fisherman out of Grays Harbor, I’m very concerned about another risk: the potential consequences of a major oil spill.

Now we’re in business! Washington takes action on climate

Thank Governor Inslee for responding to the threat of global warming—and ask him to continue working for just and equitable climate action that works for all Washington residents.

Plastics: oily, toxic and out of control

Plastics and other oil-based materials are the basis of many cheap and convenient products. But is it really necessary—or safe—to have these petrochemicals in almost everything we interact with and consume every day? More reasons to wean ourselves from oil.

Big oil didn’t want this to happen (but it did)

Thanks to public pressure, there's a new opportunity for the people of Washington State to stand in the way of what would be the nation's largest crude oil terminal.

Oil versus Optimism

Tough legislative sessions in Washington and Oregon are over. But we, together with an inspiring coalition, are just getting started.

Climate change is a global medical emergency

A new Lancet Commission report warns that climate change demands an emergency response, while President Obama leads a White House summit linking climate change and public health. We're dialing 911. Who will answer?

From Portland to the Vatican and beyond... to prosperity

Portland is set to vote on the 2015 Climate Action Plan, an inspiring and historic vision for climate progress, economic prosperity, healthy communities and social equity in our region.

Unions representing 60,000 workers say "Shell No"

In a powerful statement released today, several major unions accuse Shell and the Port of Seattle of neglecting the interests of working people, Seattle's economic well-being, and the future health of our communities and our planet.

Clean fuels help kids breathe easier, who’s opposed to that?

Washington prides itself on our dense forests, clean water, and sweet air. But dirty petroleum fuels are fouling our future; our asthma rate is higher than the national average. Speeding the development of clean fuels offers a healthy way forward for our environment, our economy, and our kids' health.

Tar sands and oil trains and Shell, oh my!

A new report reveals that the Pacific Northwest is the next frontier of the tar sands invasion. Desperate for routes to get their crude oil from land-locked Alberta to refineries and export markets, the tar sands industry has its sights set on our communities and coastline.

Revolution Required: Climate, Energy, and the Road Through Paris

Come join Climate Solutions' very own Ross Macfarlane as he outlines the reasons we need a complete transformation of our energy system over the next several decades, and how local and state leadership can play a critical role. “Revolution Required: Climate, Energy, and the Road through Paris” illustrates climate‘s effects east of the Cascades and what the means for the future. Doors open at 6:30 PM for no-host refreshments and the presentation begins at 7:00 PM. Admission by donation.