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Let’s Go Washington is collecting signatures on a petition asking the state Legislature to repeal the cap-and-trade program, which went into effect this year.
Critics of Washington’s cap-and-trade system blame it for the state's high gas prices, but defenders say other factors are at play too.
An engineering and consulting firm offered Washington state lawmakers on the Senate-House Joint Transportation Committee ideas on how to replace gas guzzlers with electric vehicles.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill requiring wind farms to turn off their blinking aviation obstruction lights at night when no low-flying aircraft are around.
The governor signed climate bills related to sustainable aviation fuel, local land-use planning, transmission planning, pumped storage and more.
Washington’s Department of Ecology confirmed that it raised almost $300 million from the state’s first quarterly cap-and-trade auction held in February.
Joe Mabel, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons
Critics of a Washington bill to impose a road usage fee on electric and hybrid vehicles lined up to testify at the state capitol.
The bill to create a road usage fee for electric and hybrid vehicles in Washington is more of a conversation starter than a nailed-down piece of legislation.
A legislative effort to make Washington more attractive to the alternative jet fuel industry has reached the state Senate’s Ways and Means Committee.
A Washington House committee passed a bill to add advanced nuclear to the alternative power sources that the state can use to replace fossil fuels.
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