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Keystone XL approval is wrong direction

By facilitating the transportation of dirty tar sands fuels, Keystone would add 27.4 million metric tons of global warming pollution to our atmosphere per year. President Trump's executive order advancing the Keystone XL pipeline is definitely a step in the wrong direction. READ MORE.

Report | Environment Washington Research and Policy Center

Road to a Fossil Free Washington

This report finds that Washington has the wind and solar resources to meet all of our energy needs, while also powering an electrified, emission-free transportation system in which our existing vehicle fleet is fully replaced with electric cars, trucks and buses. The time has come for Washington to aggressively expand the use of electric vehicles … and to ensure that they are fueled by energy from the sun and wind by setting strong goals for production of renewable energy. 

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News Release | Environment Washington Research and Policy Center

New Report: WA Wind and Solar Could Supply All of State’s Energy

The winds of change are coming to Washington state, and we’re prepared to take full advantage of them. Washington has the clean energy resources to meet all of our energy needs.  In fact, according to the new Environment Washington Research and Policy Center report, Road to a Fossil Free Washington: How Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles can Repower Washington State, just 5.5 percent of Washington’s wind and solar energy potential could power all the electricity our state currently needs, plus the estimated demand once all our vehicles are electric, rather than gas-powered.

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News Release | Environment Washington

Environment Washington Lauds Senate Ways and Means Passage of 100% Clean, Renewable Energy Bill

The Senate Ways and Means Committee has passed SB 6253, Washington’s 100% Clean, Renewable Energy Bill, a bill that would require all new investments in energy resources be fossil-free, prioritizing energy efficiency, renewable energy, demand response, and energy storage, and transition Washington towards 100% clean, renewable energy.

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A 21st century State of the Union should present a vision for a clean energy future | Ross Sherman

According to the White House, President Trump’s State of the Union address will discuss the challenges of the coming year in an optimistic, forward-looking and bipartisan manner. We support that notion wholeheartedly, but we’re also mindful of his past rhetoric.

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News Release | Environment Washington

Offshore Drilling Proposal Threatens Washington’s, America’s Coasts and Marine Wildlife

Bidding for offshore oil and gas leases could begin as early as 2019 in almost all federal waters, including the Pacific under a new Trump Administration proposal. Environment Washington denounced the plan, which would open vast new areas of the Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific Oceans and the Gulf of Mexico to drilling.

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