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Climate Change

Op-Ed: Seattle Advocates Rally Against Polluting Cruise Ship Industry as Alaska Season Launches

On Saturday, April 6, as the first cruise ship of the season boards, Seattle Cruise Control and two dozen partner organizations will stage a family-friendly rally at Pier 66 to protest the pollution and exploitative practices of the cruise industry.

Puget Sound Leaders Not Ready to Hit Brakes on Highway Expansion

Even in the face of ambitious greenhouse gas emissions goals that remain out-of-reach, elected leaders in central Puget Sound aren't ready to rethink the...

Puget Sound Leaders Debate a Pivot Away from Highway Expansion

A small change around regional grant funding criteria could prove a bellwether for transportation policy in Puget Sound. Everywhere from Lynnwood to Puyallup, from Auburn...

Harrell Signs Building Emissions Standard Into Law, Queuing Up Green Retrofits

On Wednesday, Mayor Bruce Harrell signed legislation that promises to eventually reduce Seattle's climate emissions by 10%. Passed unanimously by the Seattle City Council...
An artistic rendering show large wind turbines on floating platforms in three varieties: spar buoy, semi-submersible, or tension leg platforms. Anchors secure them in place, but they float.

Washington State Explores Offshore Wind While Neighbors Charge Ahead

Facing record-breaking demand, offshore wind could balance the state’s clean energy portfolio, covering gaps in peak winter months. When Governor Jay Inslee announced the Blue...

Op-Ed: Climate Action Must Be a Seattle Priority Now

The Seattle City Council will have six new members in 2024.  In pre-election polls, voters were focused on public safety, homelessness and housing affordability....

Op-Ed: South Tacoma Mega Warehouse Exemplifies Environmental Racism

South Tacoma faces the threat of a warehouse complex that would exacerbate air pollution, extreme heat, and violent crime. It’s no coincidence that the already...

Puget Sound Gateway Project Reveals State’s Lack of Freight Vision

The State has a role in defining the market for freight and charting emissions reductions with a shift to rail. When the Washington State Legislature...