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New investments in a cleaner Washington

As proponents of Cap & Invest, we are closely tracking both the implementation of Washington’s cap on emissions, AND the acceleration of investments in our clean economy -- not only public but also private. Washington already ranks as the best...

Mapping Washington’s Health Disparities

The Washington Environmental Health Disparities Map is an interactive mapping tool from the Washington State Department of Health that compares communities across our state for environmental health disparities. The map shows pollution measures such...

Invitation to A Courageous Conversation about Environmental Justice

As reported in Grist, more than 230 medical journals came together this month to issue an unprecedented joint statement, in which they say that unchecked climate change could have catastrophic and irreversible consequences for global health.  “No...

New EPA report confirms: “First and worst”

Washington governor Jay Inslee often says, “Air pollution, severe weather and the economic upheaval brought on by climate change impacts black and minority communities first and worst”. A new report from the Environmental Protection Agency confirms...

What are the facts about the Climate Commitment Act?

As the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) moves to implementation, many Washingtonians have questions about what it does and how it works. Policy experts from our research team at the Low Carbon Prosperity Institute (LCPI) along with the  Environmental...

Good news from California

When crafting Washington’s best-in-the-nation Climate Commitment Act (CCA), leaders in Olympia looked south to Sacramento to learn from the nation’s first cap-and-invest policy. They asked, “What’s working?” and “How can we improve upon that?” So...

5 Futures: The good, the bad, and the weird

The current issue of National Geographic describes the spectrum of 5 possible climate futures outlined in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report: “The UN’s latest report on the state of the climate offers a...

Webinar: Roadmap to Cap & Invest Implementation

Now that the Climate Commitment Act has passed, how will the state of Washington implement this historic climate change policy? Please join Clean & Prosperous Washington for a discussion with the Department of Ecology and Office of Governor Jay...

What can we do?

You’ve seen the headlines:  “A code red for humanity” “IPCC’s verdict on climate crimes of humanity: guilty as hell” “A Hotter Future Is Certain, Climate Panel Warns. But How Hot Is Up to Us.” You’ve heard the reactions: “Sobering.” “Jaw-dropping.”...

Let’s sweeten our suite of carbon policies

With a suite of recently enacted clean-economy measures, Washington is leading the way to a healthier future: The Climate Commitment Act, the Clean Fuels Standard, the Healthy Homes & Clean Buildings Act, the Clean Energy Transformation Act,...

Press Release: HISTORIC CLIMATE LEGISLATION BECOMES LAW

(Seattle, WA) July 26, 2021 – This past weekend, the Climate Commitment Act (CCA), SB 5126, officially became law—positioning Washington state as a national climate leader with one of the most progressive climate laws paving the way to net zero...

Washington State’s Climate Commitment Act – A Primer

The Act in Brief:  The Climate Commitment Act (Senate Bill 5126) is designed to deliver certain emissions reduction and achieve co-benefits that foster a more prosperous, equitable, and resilient Washington State. In 2020, Washington State...

Mark Twain vs Ralph Keeling

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it”, said Mark Twain.  Ralph Keeling would beg to differ. Professor Keeling is director of the Scripps CO2 Program that monitors CO2 in the atmosphere and tracks the “Keeling...

Webinar episode 6: Saving the best for last…

Recently we debuted the informational webinar, “Washington State’s Climate Commitment Act: A New Standard for Action”. In this final part, panelists answer questions from the audience, including:  What are the key implementation challenges? What...

Webinar episode 4: What’s next for the Climate Commitment Act?

Recently we debuted the informational webinar, “Washington State’s Climate Commitment Act: A New Standard for Action”. In this fourth part, Katelyn Roedner Sutter of the Environmental Defense Fund explains how the CCA is a template for action...

Webinar episode 3: How does the Climate Commitment Act Work?

Recently we debuted the informational webinar, “Washington State’s Climate Commitment Act: A New Standard for Action”.  In this third part, policy analyst Kevin Tempest of the Low Carbon Prosperity Institute explains the nuts and bolts of how the...

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