Gov. Inslee calls for Climate Plan

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Story in CrosscutState Democrats are confident they'll pass the $268 million clean energy plan.He suggested more efficient hydroelectric dams and grids, a lot more electric cars, and four electric-hybrid ferries. A decade or more from now, he said, there should be a high-speed rail line from Vancouver, B.C., to Seattle to Portland. There was more, …

One more chance for WA’s “Green Wave”

...with inaction at the federal level, maybe a single state paving the way is our best hope for catalyzing broader action. Someone needs to lead. With lessons learned from this most recent failure, and more Democratic seats picked up in the state legislature — offering a firmer legislative route to passing a carbon tax — Inslee …

1631 opponents: Make good on your word

"Opponents argued a better proposal was needed. They must now stand by their word in calling for a better proposal." Note from the chart below that Jefferson and Clallam Counties generated some of the highest percentages of Yes votes on 1631! Kudos to all who helped spread the word about the need for substantive, immediate …

Nature Conservancy considering carbon tax proposal for Washington State

"We've made a major financial commitment to do all the work that needs to be done," she added, including gathering about 350,000 signatures to ensure the needed valid signatures. http://www.thestate.com/news/business/national-business/article155921079.html

Panel discusses future of clean energy in WA

“Climate Action Goes to Washington (State): Energy Solutions in the Pacific Northwest” – APRIL 1, 3-5 pm PDT  The recent agreement between Washington State, British Columbia, Oregon and California to harmonize their climate and energy policies has the potential to not just accelerate greenhouse gas reductions but also catalyze a strong, clean, and resilient economy. Join Governor …

Send comments to State Climate Workgroup

Washington State is working on a strategy to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions statewide, and your testimony is needed by Oct. 30: Background about the State Climate Workgroup and how to submit public comments Background info from Climate Solutions Testimony submitted by OCA