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Tag Archives: Pollution

Earth Day turns fifty as the world community grapples with the novel coronavirus pandemic

Excerpt: Earth Day, one of our favorite days of activism, has turned fifty. Here are some great articles you can read and videos you can watch to commemorate the occasion.
Written by:Rich Erwin
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Finally! Washington State House gives giant thumbs up to single use plastic bag ban

Excerpt: Legislation that would ban single use plastic bags at the statewide level is one step closer to becoming law thanks to a big vote today in the Washington State House of Representatives in support of Mona Das' ESSB 5323.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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Three key NPI legislative priorities advance in Washington State House, all on the same day

Excerpt: Abolition of the death penalty, a statewide ban on plastic bags, and comprehensive sexual health education have each received an affirmative vote in their House committees of origin.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Education, Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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More than two in three Washingtonians favor banning single use plastic bags, NPI poll finds

Excerpt: In a survey conducted last autumn by Public Policy Polling for NPI, voters enthusiastically endorsed Senator Mona Das' Senate Bill 5323, which would implement a statewide plastic bag ban, by a margin of more than two to one.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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New State Representative Alex Ramel talks to NPI about his priorities for the 2020 session

Excerpt: The newest addition to the Washington State Legislature from the 40th District wants to tackle affordable housing and climate justice in the 2020 short session.
Written by:Caitlin Harrington
Categories:Elections, Legislative Advocacy
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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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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
Categories:Core Encyclopedia Topics, Our Environment
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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
Categories:Civil Liberties, Core Encyclopedia Topics, Healthcare, Legislative Advocacy, Our Environment
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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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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.
Written by:Gael Tarleton
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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: “A Plastic Ocean” is a sobering film that everyone should see

Excerpt: Read NPI's review of "A Plastic Ocean". Stream the film on Netflix, or rent or buy it on YouTube, Google Play, or iTunes. You can also request to host a screening, check out the schedule of screenings, or rent or buy the film directly from Plastic Oceans Foundation.
Written by:Theresa Curry Almuti
Categories:Our Environment, Views & Reviews
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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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