Washington House of Representatives (WA House)
Washington’s Democratic leaders struck back at critics who blame the state’s 6-month-old cap-and-trade program for producing the highest gasoline prices in the U.S.
A coalition of builders and other parties filed suit to revoke new state rules that ban the installation of gas-fired space and water heaters in new buildings.
The Washington House voted to require wind turbine lights be turned off at night when not triggered by airplanes.
Washington lawmakers won’t know until mid-March how much cap-and-trade revenue they will be able to spend during the 2023-25 budget period.
Washington’s 2023 legislature will offer less revolutionary climate action compared with previous years, but many environmental bills are still in the works.
Washington needs to do a large amount of legwork to prepare for Gov. Inslee’s mandate banning the sale of new gas-powered cars by 2035, state officials said.
Wash. lawmakers will likely prioritize legislation designed to sharply reduce emissions from homes and commercial buildings during the upcoming 2023 session.
Washington officials are working to bolster the state’s case to land one of the nation’s federally funded hydrogen hubs.
Washington lawmakers are considering a bill to apply a per-mile charge to EVs to compensate for expected lost gas tax revenues.
A Washington bill would require natural gas utilities to create GHG reduction plans by 2024. Industry critics say that's too soon.
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