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June 24, 2019

Governor Jay Inslee Rolls Out More Climate Policy

When it comes to climate policy, Governor Jay Inslee already has a plan to address nearly every element of the climate crisis, but on Monday he rolled out a new one — this time aimed at creating “Freedom from Fossil Fuels” by ending corporate...

May 9, 2019

Heroes of the Week: Clean Energy Change Makers in Tucson

In Tuscon, 90 percent of the public gets its power from coal and other fossil fuels, which degrades the air quality particularly for the Latinx community there.  The south side neighborhoods are home to all the area’s major polluting sources, including a gas-burning...

March 12, 2019

Oil Spill Threatens World’s Largest Coral Atoll

by Yoel Fessahaye A nightmare is unraveling in the jewel-toned waters of the Solomon Islands. According to CNN and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade, a ship carrying 700 metric tons of heavy oil ran aground in Solomon Islands’ Kangava Bay,...

February 25, 2019

Shareholders Persuade Glencore To Put a Cap on Coal

An investor coalition, Climate Action 100+ along with the Anglican Church, successfully urged the multinational commodities firm Glencore (the largest coal exporter in the world) to cap at current levels the amount of coal it extracts, which is projected to be 145...

February 22, 2019

VW Seeks to Be Carbon Neutral In Production of Its EV

After its diesel emissions cheating scandal last year, Volkswagen is looking to change its image, first announcing a new push for electric vehicles and now pledging to make the production of its first electric model carbon neutral.  That equates to reducing its...

January 6, 2019

NYT Exposé: Health Risks on the Rise Due to Regulatory Rollbacks

The New York Times published a major investigation over the holidays explaining the real-life impacts of the Trump Administration’s environmental regulation rollbacks and reversals by telling the stories of agricultural workers in California sickened by looser...