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Category Archives: Our Environment

King County Parks For All levy will pass; park improvements to continue over next six years

Excerpt: King County's Parks, Recreation, Trails, and Open Spaces Levy is passing overwhelmingly. Funding will increase trail connectivity, trailhead parking, and community outreach.
Written by:Bobby Aiyer
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Book Review: We can still make “A Bright Future” with nuclear energy

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of A Bright Future, a book that discusses how some countries have tackled the climate crisis and how the rest could follow.
Written by:David A Johnson
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VICTORY! Cap and invest bill clears Oregon State House of Representatives

Excerpt: By a vote of thirty-six to twenty-four, lawmakers in Oregon's more populous legislative chamber advanced House Bill 2020, a landmark climate justice bill.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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SIFF Documentary Review: Reconnect to the effort to save Alaska’s salmon with The Wild

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of The Wild, a new film by Mark Titus that examines the renewed campaign to stop the proposed Pebble Mine from inflicting massive damage on Alaska's Bristol Bay.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Oregon poised to enact groundbreaking “cap and invest” legislation with HB 2020

Excerpt: It's time to accelerate the clean energy revolution in the Pacific Northwest! Let's get HB 2020 passed and to the desk of Governor Kate Brown to be signed into law.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Senators call on NBC to make climate justice the focus of the first presidential debate

Excerpt: Three Democratic senators have released a letter calling on NBC News to make climate justice the focus of the first presidential primary debate.  
Written by:Ruairi Vaughan
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Fracking now banned in Washington; Jay Inslee drops support for dirty gas projects

Excerpt: Governor Jay Inslee has signed a bill to ban fracking in Washington and dropped his support for two dirty gas projects, further burnishing his green credentials.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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NPI’s Gael Tarleton: Persistence and patience key to state’s big clean energy breakthrough

Excerpt: Founding NPI boardmember Gael Tarleton led the way in making Washington's new one hundred percent clean electricity bill a reality. Read her bill signing remarks.
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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Five landmark pollution fighting bills signed into law by Washington Governor Jay Inslee

Excerpt: Caring for the Earth, our common home, is a value people across Cascadia share. The State of Washington has affirmed that value by committing itself to a one hundred percent clean electric grid by 2045.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington State Legislature adjourns Sine Die; Jay Inslee says session a huge success

Excerpt: The 2019 Washington State legislative session has adjourned Sine Die. Read NPI's recap of the session.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Big Earth Day victory: 100% clean electricity bill goes to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk

Excerpt: We've just taken another step towards a future where we meet our energy needs more sustainably and responsibly than we have for the past few centuries.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Bill requiring a clean electric grid clears Washington State House, returns to Senate

Excerpt: Landmark legislation that would commit Washington State to a renewable energy future is one step closer to reaching Governor Jay Inslee's desk.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Washington Governor Jay Inslee announces climate-focused presidential campaign

Excerpt: Our own Governor Jay Inslee has officially joined the 2020 Democratic presidential field.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Mammoth public lands bill gets resounding vote of support on final passage in U.S. House

Excerpt: A bill that will expand our national parks system and permanently reauthorize the Land & Water Conservation Fund has cleared Congress.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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