Posted inPolicy Topics

Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy files initiative to put a price on pollution in 2018

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. 

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Even Republicans like Mark Schoesler oppose drilling for oil off of Washington’s coast

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. 

Posted inMedia & Culture, Our Environment, Policy Topics, Views & Reviews

Documentary Review: “We the People 2.0” examines the decay of American democracy

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 highlighting […]

Posted inLegislative Advocacy, Our Environment, Policy Topics

Voters in Washington are enthusiastic about putting a price on pollution, NPI poll finds

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 like […]