Washington State Department of Ecology released the final rule for the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). The final rule requires a 20% reduction in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 2034—the strongest possible trajectory under the law.
Environmental Orgs Respond to Introduction of 2022 Transportation Package
Permits based on flawed and dangerous analysis put community at risk
Today, the Washington Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) ruled that Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) air permits, issued by Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (PSCAA), given to the Tacoma Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility were adequate, in spite of misleading and inaccurate information used to evaluate the project.
Proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals project was last of seven Pacific Northwest coal terminals proposed since 2010.
Amidst strong opposition and legal defeats, developers end pursuit of world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery
The TMX expansion would cause an increase in tar sand extractions in northern Alberta, with a capacity of 590,000 barrels per day. Oil from tar sands is one of the most destructive, carbon-intensive and toxic fuels on the planet.
The trial led by Puyallup Tribe and environmental advocates has concluded in the fight against Puget Sound Energy’s illegal Tacoma LNG facility.
Critical Climate Policies Position Washington State as a Climate Leader
The Puyallup Tribe of Indians and five environmental organizations, represented by Earthjustice, challenge Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) permits for the Tacoma Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility in a hearing before the Pollution Control Hearings Board.
In response to this polluting project and egregious conduct, WEC joined the Puyallup Tribe and four other environmental partners to challenge the facility. After a year of delay, multiple days of oral arguments will begin on April 12th.
Pressure on Senate Leadership to approve Critical Climate Policy Majority of Washingtonians Consistently Support
The City of Tacoma takes significant steps in improving fossil fuel oversight in the Tideflats.
A key indicator of climate change is found in the ever-increasing rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet; nearly 1.2 trillion tons each year. While the speed of ice loss is now in line with worst-case scenarios for people and our environment, we will not achieve climate justice without racial justice. We must…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 19 January, 2021 Fracked Gas Refinery and Export Terminal Would Have Significant Climate Impact Media Contact: Brett VandenHeuvel; Columbia Riverkeeper: (503) 348-2436 The Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) denied permits for the massive fracked gas-to-methanol refinery proposed in Kalama, WA. Ecology nixed the fossil fuel processing and export proposal after deciding it would have…
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, 8 October, 2020 Thousands of Washingtonians are standing up against this dangerous polluting project. Media Contact: Dan Serres, Conservation Director, Columbia Riverkeeper (503) 890-2441 email@example.com Lacey, WA — Today, a broad coalition of over 30 community organizations representing tens of thousands of people from across the Northwest urged the Washington Department of…
A new draft environmental analysis evaluates the greenhouse gas impacts of the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery, proposed in Kalama, Washington.
The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project is part of a structurally violent system with a history of violations against Indigenous Rights
Two of four Environmental Priorities passed this session, but major climate action stalled again in the Senate.
Appeals to air permit say project would deepen climate crisis and bring safety risks
The Washington Department of Ecology formally adopted updates to the rule governing how companies transporting oil through the state must be prepared to respond to a spill.
Washington communities and advocates reiterated their continued opposition to the fracked gas project, and expect to file an immediate appeal.
Ecology determined the backers of the project failed to provide complete, adequate information to state regulators, and decided to conduct a new Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
Today, a coalition of public health and environmental groups challenged federal approvals for Northwest Innovation Works’ massive fracked gas-to-methanol refinery proposed for Kalama, Washington.
Washington Department of Ecology put a permit decision on hold for a massive fracked gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama, WA.
Washington state regulators have 30 days to deny or approve the world’s largest fracked gas-to-methanol refinery.
The Port of Kalama and Cowlitz County released their final supplemental environmental impact statement for the world’s largest fracked-gas-to-methanol refinery, proposed for Kalama, WA.
The WA Court of Appeals handed the proposed Millennium coal export terminal another defeat.
Washington environmental, public health, and community organizations praised Governor Jay Inslee’s announcement opposing continued construction of Puget Sound Energy’s proposed liquefied natural gas plant in Tacoma and Northwest Innovation Works’ proposed fracked gas-to-methanol production facility in Kalama.
Washington State takes significant climate action in 2019! Governor Inslee will be signing legislation, including the strongest clean electricity bill in the nation.
From clean energy to orca protection state marks more progress than any time in the last decade
Court ruling upholds state’s right to protect clean water
Increased traffic, new types of oil, and less safe ships put local fishing economy, environment, and tribal cultural and treaty rights at risk
Broad coalition to advance policies for clean energy, orca recovery, oil spill prevention, and plastic pollution
The state board affirmed Department of Ecology’s denial of a necessary water permit for the proposed Millennium Bulk Coal Terminals.
Look back on the Commissioner’s first 18 months in office to reflect on where progress has been made, where work still needs to be done, and where things need improvement.
On Thursday afternoon, environmental and indigenous leaders from Washington state will meet with the Consulate General of Canada to reiterate their strong opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project in British Columbia and any increases in tar sands crude oil shipments by tanker, train, or pipeline in Washington state.
Our communities are all connected – by the rail lines, by the shorelines, and by our economy. Together we’re moving beyond fossil fuels to our clean energy economy!
The Trump Administration is planning to severely weaken the Obama era national clean car standards, we plan to fight back.
Short 2018 session ends with bipartisan support for oil spill prevention and toxic-free food packaging
The largest proposed oil-by-rail terminal in North America is officially dead, thanks to a final vote by Vancouver’s Port Commissioners!
This important bill provides greater protection to our communities and environment from the risks of transporting oil by marine vessels, trains, and pipelines.