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Attention PSE: coal plant in need of analysis

Puget Sound Energy is the biggest electric utility in Washington, supplying power to more than a million homes and businesses. PSE has a well-deserved reputation…

State should trade in clunker of a tax loophole

Washington’s legislature will soon convene for a special session that Gov. Chris Gregoire has already called "brutal" for its potential impact on education and other…

Climate policy in the West survives the election

It's conventional wisdom that the heavier GOP configuration in Congress spells bad news for climate policy in the Pacific Northwest. There's some truth in that,…

Federal stimulus spending could take us down the wrong road

Most economists agree that spending stimulates the economy. But that’s not the same as thinking that any stimulus spending is a good idea. Clearly that’s…

Bringing back the wolves of Olympic National Park

What happened to the Olympic Peninsula after its wolves were hunted to extinction in the 1920s? There's a fascinating new study (pdf) from Oregon State…