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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Is a One Percent Reduction in Air Pollution Next Decade Worth Blocking Transportation Package?

March 10, 2015 in Blog

"What does that mean for real people? For a start, it imperils the health of Washington state residents." That is the way Sen. Pramila Jayapal described clauses in the Senate transportation package requiring legislative approval for a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS).

The Debate on Climate and the Environment at Gonzaga University

February 26, 2015 in Events
Date: 
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
Time: 
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
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The Debate on Climate and the Environment at University of Washington

February 26, 2015 in Events
Date: 
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
Time: 
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Place: 
University of Washington, Kane 120
4069 Spokane Lane
Seattle

WSU economic study shows Cap-and-Trade costs for gasoline will be borne entirely by consumers

February 25, 2015 in Blog

One of the ongoing debates about Governor Inslee's cap-and-trade proposal is who will end up paying the billions of dollars a year in new costs associated with the proposed system.

The myth of Cap-and-Trade "success" in the N.E. United States (RGGI)

February 11, 2015 in Blog

One of the most common arguments made by supporters of Governor Inslee's cap-and-trade legislation is that a similar system in the NE United States is working well and has not harmed the economy. Advocates claim Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiation, known as RGGI, has cut carbon emissions and the economy wasn't harmed.

Will the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency correct its legislative testimony?

February 6, 2015 in Blog

Craig Kenworthy, the Executive Director of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA) should correct comments he made to the legislature last week.

During hearings before the House Environment committee, Kenworthy urged the committee to adopt the Governor's cap-and-trade plan, saying that cutting carbon emissions would provide "co-benefits" such as reducing traditional air pollution like particulate matter. To make the point, however, he said something that is inaccurate.