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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A Step Forward for Environmental Accountability

April 2, 2014 in Blog

A tax break for a natural gas plant in Tacoma offers a nice step forward for a bipartisan approach to environmental accountability and effectiveness.

One of the primary failures of Washington's environmental approach is that politicians choose policies that make them look good but do little to ensure those policies actually work. For example:

WTO Anarchists May Have Been Seattle Police in Disguise Says Rainforest Action Network Founder Randy Hayes

March 25, 2014 in Blog

Who was really underneath those black masks violent protestors wore during the 1999 WTO riots in Seattle? The founder of the Rainforest Action Network Randy Hayes thinks they may have been Seattle police.

Radical Environmentalism: Civil Disobedience?

March 24, 2014 in In the News
Tulane Law School Environmental and Energy Law Society
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Tulane Law School Environmental and Energy Law Society
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Climate consultant refutes Washington State cost assumption

March 10, 2014 in In the News
Governor's Biofuels Coalition
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Governor's Biofuels Coalition
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Friday, March 7, 2014

Climate consultant refutes cost assumption

March 7, 2014 in In the News
Tri-City Herald
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Tri-City Herald
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Friday, March 7, 2014

Climate consultant refutes cost assumption

March 7, 2014 in In the News
The News Tribune
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The News Tribune
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Friday, March 7, 2014

Governor’s Climate Report Estimates Low-Carbon Fuel Tax Could Add $1.17 Per Gallon to Gas Prices

March 5, 2014 in Publications

According to The Seattle Times, Governor Inslee is upset at a Republican claim that a Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), government regulation to reduce the amount of carbon in transportation fuels, would function as a tax and increase the price of gas by more than a dollar a gallon. Recently, some lawmakers have expressed concern the Governor will try to bypass the legislature and impose an LCFS using an executive order.