Stories tagged: carbon pollution
Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 3:10 p.m.
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.
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 Hilary Franz says any carbon tax should be used to reduce carbon pollution, fight wildfires and improve public lands.
Sun., Jan. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.
Issues the Washington Legislature will face include education funding, charter schools and carbon pollution.
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 3:53 p.m.
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, …
Fri., March 13, 2015
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 …
Wed., Feb. 4, 2015, 1:25 p.m.
The state Department of Ecology is seeking feedback on a controversial rule aimed at reducing the carbon pollution of transportation fuels over time.
Wed., Dec. 17, 2014, 10:45 a.m.
Gov Jay Inslee is proposing a cap and trade program that would require industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they emit.
Thu., June 5, 2014
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 …