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Washington paved the way for federal clean cars standards

Nathan Willcox, Environment Washington's federal global warming program director, thanked President Obama for announcing a plan to double fuel-efficiency standards nationwide to an average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. Washington helped pave the way for this historic move with our own pioneering clean car standards. 

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Seattle officials vote to ban plastic bags

The Seattle City Council voted Monday to ban single-use plastic bags from groceries and other retail stores, joining a growing trend among cities that embrace green values.

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Seattle City Council bans plastic shopping bags

The fight over plastic bags could move to the Legislature in the coming session as environmentalists seek to expand the ban unanimously approved Monday by the Seattle City Council to the entire state.

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City Council unanimously votes to ban plastic bags

Seattle City council today approved Council Bill 117345, intended to help clean up Puget Sound and protect marine wildlife by banning single-use plastic bags.

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City Council Votes On Plastic Bag Ban

The Seattle City Council will vote today on whether to ban plastic grocery bags. KUOW's Catherine Kovell has the story.

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Use only reusable bags today on ‘A Day Without a Bag’

Today is “A Day Without a Bag,” a day holiday shoppers and retailers are asked not to use single-use, plastic shopping bags but to use reusable bags instead.

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