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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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Nationwide Survey Shows Dramatic Improvement in Honeybee Health

May 16, 2014 in Blog

During the last week, there has been a great deal of attention to a study claiming pesticides are responsible for an increase in honeybee hive death. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), beekeepers and scientists have been working to find out what is to blame for the trend.

INSLEE ISSUES GLOBAL WARMING EXECUTIVE ORDER

May 2, 2014 in In the News
Sound Politics
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Sound Politics
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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Colorado Green Schools

May 1, 2014 in Publications

Introduction

According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), Chipeda Elementary in Colorado’s Mesa Valley School District 51 is not simply a green school; it is in fact a green model for other schools.

Governor's Executive Order prioritizes political control over environmental effectiveness

April 29, 2014 in Blog

Three things stand out about the Executive Order Governor Inslee issued today.

First, the Executive Order contradicts itself.  Governor Inslee calls for an emphasis on the environmental effectiveness of various strategies, then he orders the expansion of two strategies the Governor’s own analysis shows are the least effective: solar panels and so-called “coal by wire.”

Ericksen worries Inslee’s cap-and-trade push will be costly for families, employers

April 29, 2014 in In the News
Washington State Senate Republican Caucus
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Washington State Senate Republican Caucus
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Greens Worry the Middle Class Is Shrinking, but Not Fast Enough

April 28, 2014 in Blog

"Already, according to the Global Footprint Network, if everyone were to suddenly consume as Americans do, we would need four more planets to provide the resources and absorb the wastes. Technological improvements alone will not change this; we need to consume less."
- John de Graaf,
Bellingham Herald.

On Earth Day, Seattle Prioritizes Political Results Over Environmental Effectiveness

April 22, 2014 in Blog

Today is Earth Day and Crosscut has our piece highlighting the free-market approach to environmental policy. You can also hear my short interview on KUOW about the conservative approach to environmental policy.

Washington Policy Center's Todd Myers on truths behind "Eco Fads" and Earth Day

April 22, 2014 in In the News
KIRO Radio
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KIRO Radio
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Sunday, April 20, 2014