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May 18, 2024

Washington Senate (WA Senate)

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New Wash. Law Seeks to Accelerate Electric School Bus Adoption

Washington is poised to start phasing in electric school buses after lawmakers approved a bill directing the Department of Ecology to help school districts convert their existing diesel fleets.

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Bill to Link Wash. Cap-and-trade with Calif.-Quebec Passes Both Houses
Washington’s Democratic-controlled House of Representatives approved a bill that will allow the state’s cap-and-trade program to link up with the system shared by California and Quebec.
Washington Senate Democrats
Wash. Lawmakers Propose Credits to Defray Cap-and-invest Costs

Washington legislators are proposing to give the state’s utilities $150 million to be rebated back to residents to help them defray costs associated with the state’s cap-and-invest program.

Legislative Support Services
Carbon Market Linkage Bill Passes Wash. Senate
The specter of a November referendum on Washington’s cap-and-invest program hovered over the state Senate when it passed a bill to link the program with the California-Quebec system.
Puget Soundkeeper
Bill to Create Wash. Oil Market Oversight Agency Dies in Committee
A Washington bill that would have created a new agency to monitor the state’s oil industry has died in committee.
REMI
Wash. Bill Seeks Increased Monitoring of Petroleum Sector
The bill to create a new agency to monitor activity in Washington's petroleum market details five pages of the kind of information the body would have to collect from oil companies.
Washington Senate Democrats
Bill Would Integrate Wash. Cap-and-trade with California-Quebec Program

A bill to link Washington’s cap-and-trade program with the California-Quebec combined system drew no immediate opposition when it was introduced, but did collect several requests for technical changes.

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Cap-and-invest to Loom Large in Wash. Legislative Session

Washington’s one-year-old cap-and-invest program will be one of the dominant issues during the state’s 2024 legislative session, which begins Jan. 8.

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Inslee Unveils Plans for $941M in Extra Wash. Cap-and-trade Revenue
Washington expects to collect $941 million in extra cap-and-invest program money in the first half of 2024, bringing overall income to roughly $3 billion in the first 18 months.
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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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