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Tag Archives: Climate Crisis

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.
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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.
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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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VICTORY! Washington State Senate votes to ban fracking in oil and gas production

Excerpt: Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, could soon be banned in Washington State if a bill approved by the Senate on February 13th, 2019 becomes law.
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Washingtonians rejected I-1631, but that doesn’t mean they oppose a price on pollution

Excerpt: Since I-1631 is unfortunately not going to become law in December, we need to get to work developing a new climate action plan, pronto.
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NPI’s Gael Tarleton: It’s time to sprint to pass Initiative 1631 and save our common home

Excerpt: It's time to act on climate! Read Gael Tarleton's speech thanking the Washington Conservation Voters for recognizing her as their Legislator of the Year and calling for passage of I-1631.
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Dirty TransMountain pipeline dealt massive blow by Canadian Federal Court of Appeal

Excerpt: VICTORY! A Canadian court has dealt a MASSIVE blow to the TransMountain oil pipeline that Justin Trudeau wants to build to pump oil out of Alberta to B.C.'s coast. The pipeline may not be built now. Learn about this huge win for indigenous peoples, climate justice, and our orcas.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Documentary Review: Everyone should see “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of Al Gore's 2017 documentary, which continues the story of his fight to combat the climate crisis and protect the Earth, our common home.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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Book Review: Bernie Sanders’ “Guide to Political Revolution” aims to be teen resource

Excerpt: Democrats still get into arguments about the merits (or lack thereof) of Hillary Clinton’s and Bernie Sanders’ candidacies for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. It’s why many of us on the left continue, inexorably, viewing contemporary events as a chance to re-litigate that contest and who was right. To say that Bernie Sanders: Guide to […]
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Voters in Washington are enthusiastic about putting a price on pollution, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: Nearly three in five Washington voters agree it’s time for the state to put a price on pollution┬áto fund a socially responsible transition to clean energy, according to a survey conducted last month by Public Policy Polling for NPI. 59% of likely 2018 voters surveyed agree that Washington State should reduce emissions of air pollutants […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Nine more states and Puerto Rico join United States Climate Alliance, quadrupling numbers

Excerpt: After less than a week, the Alliance has member states representing an estimated 102,169,711 Americans (including Puerto Rico) and 36% of total U.S. GDP (not counting Puerto Rico).
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