Environment

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.

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In Seattle, compost your food scraps — or else

September 25, 2014 in In the News
Q13 Fox
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Q13 Fox
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In Seattle, compost your food scraps -- or else

September 25, 2014 in In the News
CNN
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CNN
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

State Economic Modelers Have "No Confidence" In Accuracy of Projections on Climate Policy

September 23, 2014 in Blog

A central argument of the Governor's push for climate policy has been that it will create jobs and help the economy. Along those lines, the Governor's climate workgroup recently released an economic study that showed positive economic results from one potential climate policy.

Now, however, the economists who produced those results admit they have "no confidence" in the accuracy of the projections.

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.