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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Drive for low carbon fuels standard has cost, logic hurdles to overcome

November 6, 2014 in In the News
Smarter Government Washington
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Smarter Government Washington
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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

What Did the Time and Money Spent on the Climate March Achieve? Nothing.

November 5, 2014 in Blog

Two months ago, environmental groups like Climate Solutions were predicting the Climate March would "change everything," making climate change a key issue in the election and for the public.

What’s missing from the midterm elections

November 4, 2014 in In the News
Island Press Field Notes
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Island Press Field Notes
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Monday, November 3, 2014

WSU Project Reducing Gluten Toxicity Using Biotechnology Crops: A GMO Update

October 30, 2014 in Blog

This year, voters in Oregon will decide on a GMO labeling initiative similar to the one Washington residents turned down last year. During last year's campaign, we noted that Washington State University was developing a strain of wheat that would eliminate or greatly reduce the gluten toxicity. We thought it would be a good time to check in on the progress of this effort.

Ocean Acidification: Ecology Admits Science "Is Not There" to Claim Oyster Deaths

October 29, 2014 in Blog

Note: Prior to publication, we shared this with Ecology for factchecking and to verify our interpretation of our discussion. They offered some edits and we have included all of them in the text below.