Published on June 1, 2017
“The Paris Agreement was an unprecedented coming together of nearly every nation in the world to commit to reducing greenhouse gas emissions through nationally-determined targets. It represents rare unanimity among many diverse countries stepping up to address a global threat….
Published on April 4, 2017
Rep. Jessyn Farrell, D-Seattle, is the sponsor of HB 1611, which would improve protections for oil transportation over water to reduce the risk of spills. The bill – and its chances for passage this legislative session – is the subject of this article from InvestigateWest….
Published on March 13, 2017
Who: Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon, D-Burien, Chair of the House Environment Committee What: Public hearing on House Bill 1646 – the Clean Energy Transition Act When: Tuesday, March 14, at 1:30 p.m. Where: House Hearing Room B, John L. O’Brien Building Why:…
Published on February 16, 2017
February 16, 2017 OLYMPIA – Washington continues to lead the country with efforts to keep toxic copper particles out of rivers and streams with today’s approval of HB 1738 by the House of Representatives. The bill is sponsored by first-year…
Published on January 25, 2017
A shortfall in the Department of Ecology’s oil spill prevention program budget comes at a time when oil is traveling over water, land, and underground in Washington state. Rep. Jessyn Farrell hopes to fix that shortfall with HB 1611, which would…