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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 Reseach and Policy Center

A Citizen's Guide to Energy Efficiency

The good news is, America can reduce its energy consumption 40-60% by mid-century, simply by using better technologies and eliminating waste across our economy—and those reductions are the lowest-cost climate solution we’ve got. There’s plenty we can do as individuals, plus we need our governments and other institutions to lead the effort, providing us with policy tools and continuing to advance technological solutions.

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Spokane City Council: Mayor's veto on 100 percent renewable energy a no-go

Spokane is back on track to 100 percent renewable energy. On Sept. 17, the Spokane City Council overrode Mayor David Condon‘s veto of the council's August vote to set a 100 percent renewable energy goal for the city...

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From Fresno to Dearborn to Pittsburgh, Americans stand up for clean cars

With the country's Clean Cars standards at stake, Americans turned out to stand up for cleaner air and a more stable climate.

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U.S. Senate holds first hearing on brewing water contamination crisis

They're used in products from non-stick pans to water-resistant clothing—and now these toxic chemicals are showing up in our drinking water.

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Coalition delivers 800,000 public comments to save the Endangered Species Act

Hundreds of thousands of Americans just sent a resounding message in support of one of our nation's most effective conservation laws.

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