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Climate reality check: Global carbon pollution up in 2018

After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Inslee calls for carbon tax to fight climate change

Gov. Jay Inslee proposes a tax on carbon emissions to raise money for programs to cut pollution.

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 9:24 a.m.

2018 Washington Legislature faces heavy lifting on money for schools, construction projects, water rights law

The 2018 Legislature faces some familiar issues, including a final fix for public schools, a construction budget left over from last year and a possible tax on carbon pollution.

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 10:29 a.m.

Lands Commissioner Franz urges lawmakers to come up with targeted plan to fight carbon pollution

Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz says any carbon tax should be used to reduce carbon pollution, fight wildfires and improve public lands.

Washington legislative session expected to be shorter, focused on education

Issues the Washington Legislature will face include education funding, charter schools and carbon pollution.

Washington state working on new rules for major polluters

Washington’s largest polluters would have to start cutting their carbon emissions by 2017, but those who can’t meet the goals could buy “credits” from those who do better than required, …

House panel discusses Inslee’s carbon cap-and-trade proposal

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to charge some of the state’s largest businesses for carbon pollution their operations generate drew praise and criticism Thursday in its debut before a …

State seeks comment on clean fuels standard

The state Department of Ecology is seeking feedback on a controversial rule aimed at reducing the carbon pollution of transportation fuels over time.

Inslee proposes carbon cap and trade program

Gov Jay Inslee is proposing a cap and trade program that would require industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they emit.

Inslee: Fires will worsen without emission control

OLYMPIA – With wildfire season approaching, Gov. Jay Inslee used an annual exercise to push for more controls on carbon emissions, saying forest fires will get worse in Washington if …