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Report drew leaders' attention to plastic pollution.

Our report, “Keeping Plastic Out of Puget Sound,” detailed the damage caused by plastic pollution and noted that local and national governments worldwide are taking action to ban the bags. We had the lead quote in a front page Seattle Times article on this issue, grabbing the attention of city and state leaders. We need your help to turn a statewide bag ban from great idea into reality. 

Report | Environment Washington Research & Policy Center

More Wind, Less Warming

American wind power already produced enough energy in 2013 to power 15 million homes. Continued, rapid development of wind energy would allow the renewable resource to supply 30 percent of the nation’s electricity by 2030, providing more than enough carbon reductions to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan.

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News Release | Environment Washington

Environment Washington Applauds Step Forward to Help Americans Breathe Easier

Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed new limits on ambient levels of ozone, the pollutant that can trigger headaches, nausea, asthma attacks and in the worst cases, premature death.

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Report | Environment Washington Research & Policy Center

Star Power: The Growing Role of Solar Energy in Washington

A future in which America gets at least 10 percent of its electricity from the sun is within reach.

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Report | Environment Washington Research & Policy Center

Star Power: The Growing Role of Solar Energy in Washington

A future in which America gets at least 10 percent of its electricity from the sun is within reach.

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News Release | Environment Washington

Washington Attorney General Defends EPA Action on Climate

On Monday evening, Attorney General Bob Ferguson joined 13 additional states and the District of Columbia to stand up for new EPA regulations on global warming pollution. The attorneys general jointly filed a brief with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, defending EPA against an attack launched by Murray Energy Corporation, a coal-mining company. Travis Madsen, State Global Warming Campaign Director for Environment Washington, issued the following statement applauding the states for their leadership.

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