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.
Todd Myers, Director, Center for Environment, January, 2008
With the push to reduce Washington’s carbon emissions, the legislature is looking for ways to subsidize the creation of renewable energy sources. A bill, SHB 1032, which would tax families and businesses to create a subsidy for new renewable energy sources, raises a number of concerns for taxpayers, ratepayers and for efficiently reducing CO2.
by Todd Myers, Director, Center for the Environment, January, 2008
Washington state’s residents pride ourselves on our connection to the marvelous natural resources that surround us. Farmers, foresters and fishermen work every day surrounded by nature, choosing those jobs because they enjoy the beauty of their surroundings. The rest of us reach out to our natural environment, enjoying the hiking, kayaking, sailing, hunting and beautiful views that the rolling hills, the mountains, forests and water provide.
Todd Myers, Director, Center for the Environment, January, 2008
The rise in sea level is one of the most frequently mentioned potential impacts from climate change. Recently the University of Washington’s Climate Impacts Group released their latest estimate of potential increase in water level for the Puget Sound and the Olympic coast. The numbers are dramatically lower than were projected just two years ago by the Puget Sound Action Team and the Department of Ecology. This month’s Environmental Watch examines the old and new numbers as well and the implications for climate policy in Washington.