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Solar, food, high-tech companies hit by Governor's Cap-and-Trade proposal

January 26, 2015 in Blog

Tomorrow, the House Environment Committee will hear the Governor's cap-and-trade legislation that would charge businesses that emit carbon dioxide. There has been debate about who is actually covered under the plan. Although the Department of Ecology says there are 130 organizations that will be hit, their list includes only 94.

Gov. Inslee offers pollution control proposal

January 26, 2015 in In the News
Sequim Gazette
Sequim Gazette
Sunday, January 25, 2015

The science and comedy of Kirkland’s proposed bag ban

January 22, 2015 in In the News
The Kirkland Reporter
The Kirkland Reporter
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Nearly half of electric car tax breaks go to state’s wealthiest 10 percent

January 20, 2015 in Publications

$15 million tax break does little to increase car sales, yields no environmental benefit

NFIB/WA Small Business Day at the Capitol

January 20, 2015 in Events
Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Governor Hotel
621 Capitol Way S
Olympia, WA

WPC to co-present the NFIB WA Small Business Day at the Capitol.

Putting a Price on Climate Pollution in Washington State

January 20, 2015 in In the News
Seattle Metropolitan
Seattle Metropolitan
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Inslee Climate Advisor suggests "Cap-and-Jail"

January 15, 2015 in Blog

Last night, a member of Governor Inslee's carbon taskforce told a University of Washington audience that to ensure emissions reductions targets were met, he favored "cap-and-jail."