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Tag Archives: Energy & Power

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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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.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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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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Salish Sea threatened by Canada’s buyout of Kinder Morgan’s Trans-Mountain pipeline

Excerpt: The expansion of the Trans-Mountain Pipeline is a threat to the Salish Sea that should not be allowed to become yesterday's news.
Written by:Brad Fenstermacher
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Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy files initiative to put a price on pollution in 2018

Excerpt: Following the Legislature's failure to reach agreement on a plan to put a price on pollution in Washington State, the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy (of which NPI is a member) has announced that it is moving forward with plans to qualify an initiative to the November ballot that would impose a fee on emissions.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Even Republicans like Mark Schoesler oppose drilling for oil off of Washington’s coast

Excerpt: While it may appear that the Republican Party's love of the oil industry and its desire to extract, refine, and burn every last drop of black gold has no limit, it turns out there are a fair number of Republicans who aren't comfortable giving the oil industry unchecked permission to plunder America's natural resources. 
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Documentary Review: “We the People 2.0” examines the decay of American democracy

Excerpt: In order to protect our environment from messy oil and gas projects, hazardous waste, toxic pollution, and industrial agriculture threatening local farming, a new iteration of democracy is necessary. At least, that is the argument put forth in “We the People 2.0,” a 2016 documentary produced by Tree Media. This compelling film starts off by […]
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
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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 to 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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Washington, California, New York announce formation of United States Climate Alliance

Excerpt: Federalism is coming to the rescue of our planet, and not a moment too soon. Today is one of those days to be grateful to our founders for devising a plan of government that requires power to be shared between the federal government.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Left Coast vows to continue fight for climate justice as Trump abandons Paris accords

Excerpt: Elected leaders from Washington, Oregon, California, and other states are vowing to continue state and regional efforts to tackle climate damage, saying that future generations are counting on us.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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