WPC's Center for the Environment brings balance to the environmental debate by promoting the idea that human progress and prosperity work in a free economy to protect the environment.

What's New

Thurston County Data Shows Plastic Bag Bans Increased Water and Air Pollution

March 24, 2015 in Blog

Now that Lacey, Olympia, Tumwater and unincorporated areas of Thurston County have implemented a ban on plastic grocery bags, Thurston County Solid Waste completed a study of what kind of grocery bag residents now use. The results show the ban has likely increased emissions of greenhouse gases and increased water pollution that contributes to "dead zones" in the ocean.

Five myths of Cap-and-Trade

March 17, 2015 in Publications

PubliCalendar: A Look at Some of Washington's Climate Change Proposals

March 16, 2015 in In the News
Seattle Metropolitan
Seattle Metropolitan
Monday, March 16, 2015

Is a One Percent Reduction in Air Pollution Next Decade Worth Blocking Transportation Package?

March 10, 2015 in Blog

"What does that mean for real people? For a start, it imperils the health of Washington state residents." That is the way Sen. Pramila Jayapal described clauses in the Senate transportation package requiring legislative approval for a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS).

The Debate on Climate and the Environment at Gonzaga University

February 26, 2015 in Events
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm