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Climate Change

Harrell and Inslee Tout Climate Work as Seattle Hosts Bloomberg Summit

Mayor Bruce Harrell and Governor Jay Inslee were on Thursday's program at Bloomberg Green Festival hosted at the Seattle Center. Both touted local leadership on environmental issues, even as that work remains tenuous.

Why Climate Advocates Should Be Urbanists, Part 2

Part 2 of this four-part series examines arguments against focusing on land use in climate policy and provides counter arguments. Ignoring land use changes and relying on electrification alone is a slower and riskier path to decarbonization.
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Metro Adding Hydrogen Buses, Auditor Casts Doubt on Fleet Electrification Strategy

King County Metro unveiled plans to test out hydrogen-powered buses by 2026. The news comes on the heels of a King County Auditor report casting doubt on Metro's plans to rely heavily on battery buses to meets its goal of a fully electric fleet by 2035.
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Torpedoing NYC Decongestion Tolls Would Be National Setback

New York had been all geared up to become the first American city to implement congestion pricing later this month until Governor Kathy Hochul announced a stunning reversal, saying she intended to shelve the program on Wednesday. Transit riders and climate advocates are fighting back and aiming to block the move.

Community Transit Rolls Out Region’s First Hydrogen-Fueled Bus

A new hydrogen fuel cell bus has arrived in Snohomish County, offering another path toward fleet electrification goals for the county’s main transit provider.

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...