December 9, 2023

Washington Senate (WA Senate)

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Petition Drive Seeks to Repeal Wash. Cap-and-trade Program
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.
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Inslee Challenges Cap-and-trade Role in High Wash. Gas Prices

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.

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Cap-and-trade Driving up Washington Gasoline Prices, Critics Say

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.

Wash. Lawmakers Field Ideas on Shifting from Guzzlers to EVs
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
Inslee Signs Raft of Wash. Climate, Energy Bills
The governor signed climate bills related to sustainable aviation fuel, local land-use planning, transmission planning, pumped storage and more.
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Wash. Lawmakers Pass Bill to Study Recycling of Wind Turbine Blades
State lawmakers unanimously approved a bill that directs Washington State University to study the feasibility of recycling wind turbine blades.
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Wash. Bill Would Provide Cap-and-Trade Relief to Farmers
Two state senators introduced a bill to provide farmers and haulers of agricultural products relief from costs arising from the state's cap-and-trade program.
Puget LNG
Washington Confirms $300M Take for 1st Cap-and-Trade Auction
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.
Port of Seattle
Bill Seeks to Promote Clean Aviation Fuel in Wash.
A legislative effort to make Washington more attractive to the alternative jet fuel industry has reached the state Senate’s Ways and Means Committee.
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Wash. Poised to Become Net Electricity Importer by 2050
The push for decarbonization will transform Washington from a key exporter of electricity to a net importer by mid-century, a state agency has found.

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