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Rethinking Washington State Parks: How to Avoid Governor Inslee’s Plan to Close 60 State Parks

May 17, 2013 in Publications

In his “Working Washington” report issued earlier this year, Gov. Jay Inslee proposes a range of new taxes to help increase funding for education and other state services, including Washington’s cash-strapped state parks system.[1] Without an additional $23.7 million in new funding, the governor warns that “up to 60 state parks could be closed year round or seasonally.”

Seattle plan is for city to be carbon neutral by 2050

May 15, 2013 in In the News
Q13 Fox News (Seattle)
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Q13 Fox News (Seattle)
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Forum to discuss climate change impacts

May 10, 2013 in In the News
Bellevue Reporter
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Bellevue Reporter
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Friday, May 10, 2013

My Bees, Pesticides and Washington State's Biofuel Mandate

April 30, 2013 in Blog

The sun is slowly arriving and the bees in my new beehives, as well as bees across the Northwest, will be happier for it. As they begin to pollinate flowers and orchards, however, they will face a number of challenges: Varroa mites, wasps, pesticides and loss of suitable bee pasture.

Bees in Hive

Is the Bullitt Center Worth The Carbon Emissions of Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie and Woodinville Combined?

April 22, 2013 in Blog

Yesterday was Earth Day and Governor Inslee and Mayor McGinn attended the opening of the Bullitt Center, billed as the "greenest" building on the planet. One of the selling points is that it creates more energy than it uses. But, is it really green?

Earth Day Exposes the Ironies of the Left’s Trendy Environmentalism

April 22, 2013 in In the News
Michigan Capitol Confidential
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Michigan Capitol Confidential
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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Todd Myers: No Approach Is Perfect

April 18, 2013 in In the News
The Wall Street Journal
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The Wall Street Journal
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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Todd Myers: Think Small on Nuclear Power

April 17, 2013 in In the News
The Wall Street Journal
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The Wall Street Journal
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013