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2015 Bellevue Solutions Summit

August 12, 2014 in Events
Date: 
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Time: 
7:30 am - 1:30 pm
Place: 
Hyatt Regency Bellevue
900 Bellevue Way NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Join Washington Policy Center again for our annual Solutions Summit Policy Conference coming this January 7th, 2015 in Bellevue before the beginning of the important 2015 Legislative Session covering the topics:

With wildfires increasing, how should we fund efforts to stop them?

August 11, 2014 in In the News
The Seattle Times
Source: 
The Seattle Times
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Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Glimpse of How Climate Orthodoxy Is Undermining Environmental Benefit

July 31, 2014 in Blog

If you want evidence that climate policy puts environmental orthodoxy ahead of environmental benefit, the Governor's preliminary climate proposal provides a clear example.

The 14-page PowerPoint released this week puts strict limits on investments in carbon-reducing projects known as “offsets.” Why? The environmental community appears to feel that forcing lifestyle change is more important than actually helping the environment. The symbolism of sacrifice trumps sound science and policy.

If Science is Created and Nobody Listens, Does It Make a Difference?

July 23, 2014 in Blog

Few things set off the government waste alarms like state agencies proposing to spend money on "branding."

Ocean Patch Claims Are 99.5% Garbage

July 22, 2014 in In the News
Canada Free Press
Source: 
Canada Free Press
Date: 
Thursday, July 17, 2014

U.S. gets low energy-efficiency marks

July 22, 2014 in In the News
United Press International
Source: 
United Press International
Date: 
Friday, July 18, 2014

Governor Inslee's Proposal on Toxics: Will We Be "Duped" Again?

July 15, 2014 in Blog

Here’s a simple question: does science say eating salt is too risky?