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Will The Climate March Make A Difference? I Say "No"...Or Your Money Back!

September 18, 2014 in Blog

This Sunday, environmental groups will be in the streets of Seattle, Portland, New York and elsewhere, to promote action on climate change. The left-wing group, Climate Solutions, promises it will "change everything!"

Commentary: Is an all-green energy strategy worth the cost?

September 16, 2014 in In the News
Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Politicians say the darndest things about climate change

September 15, 2014 in In the News
The Seattle Times
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The Seattle Times
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Monday, September 15, 2014

EPA and Ecology Contradict Governor on Ocean Acidification

September 10, 2014 in Blog

It has become Exhibit A for the claim that climate change is "already here." Ocean acidification, with increased atmospheric CO2 being absorbed by the ocean and reducing the pH (i.e. acidifying) of the water, is frequently cited by the Governor and others, pushing their particular climate policy.

Just last month, The New York Times highlighted the Governor's message on acidification and oysters:

CarbonWA Kicks Off Their Carbon Tax Shift Campaign

August 29, 2014 in In the News
Washington State Wire
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Washington State Wire
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Friday, August 29, 2014

Greens: There is No War on Cars...They're Just Evil

August 27, 2014 in Blog

The Sightline Institute praised Seattle's transportation chief's recent comments rejecting the notion of a "war on cars." They tweeted their approval this morning.

Greens Question 95 Percent of Seattle City Light's Carbon-Free Electricity

August 21, 2014 in Blog

Emblazoned across the side of Seattle City Light vehicles is a logo, proclaiming it the "Nation's Greenest Utility." A cornerstone of that claim is that City Light is "carbon neutral."

Less known is that the City Light relies largely on carbon-free hydro and nuclear power, which account for about 94 percent of its energy, to make that claim. Ironically, these energy sources are not recognized as "renewable" by the state.