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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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Washington's Cap-and-Trade is Dead

March 27, 2015 in Blog

House Democrats released their budget today and the revenue from the Governor's proposed cap-and-trade carbon policy is not included. Bills necessary to implement the budget are never truly dead, but the exclusion of cap-and-trade from the House budget means the Governor's carbon policy is fundamentally dead.

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
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Monday, March 16, 2015