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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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Don’t Let Politicians Make Energy Policy

June 16, 2014 in Publications

Climate Policy Won't Avert a Forest Fire "Apocalypse." Active Forestry Will.

June 9, 2014 in Blog

Last week, as part of his push for his climate policy in Washington state, Governor Inslee warned of the upcoming fire season, citing what he called "the three horses of the fire Apocalypse" - drought, heat and beetles.

As the Spokesman-Review noted, the Governor claimed "The number of wildfires in Washington could quadruple by 2030 if steps aren’t taken to reduce carbon pollution and slow climate change."

Good News And Bad News About Honey Bees

June 9, 2014 in In the News
Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association
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Los Angeles County Beekeepers Association
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Friday, June 6, 2014

Carbon Tax: What is it? Who's doing it? How's it working?

June 9, 2014 in In the News
ClimateSolutions.org
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ClimateSolutions.org
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Monday, June 9, 2014

Good News and Bad News about Honeybees

June 9, 2014 in In the News
OpenMarket.org
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OpenMarket.org
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Friday, June 6, 2014

Seattle Chamber's Climate Series: 2-Pack

June 5, 2014 in In the News
The Seattle Chamber
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The Seattle Chamber
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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Real World Costs Show Effective, Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Costs $1.01 Per Gallon

May 30, 2014 in Blog

There has been a great deal of debate about the potential cost of Governor Inslee's proposed low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS). In an effort to reduce carbon emissions, the Governor wants to require gasoline sold in Washington to be mixed with a certain percentage of biofuel, although he has not yet provided details.  

Wall Street Journal Experts: The Market—Not Policy—Will Dictate Coal’s Future

May 27, 2014 in Blog

The Market—Not Policy—Will Dictate Coal’s Future

12:02 pm ET
May 23, 2014

TODD MYERS: Whatever the EPA does about coal, there are several realities that will continue to dictate the future of coal in our energy mix.