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A Republican proposal has already gotten a hearing, and a Democratic one is ready to roll.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
Members of a legislative task force remain interested in an innovative energy approach but they also say some questions need more study.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
Guest Opinion: Political realities demand the patient creation of a long-term vision, one that builds up from local communities.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Still to come: Much bigger proposals by the governor for tackling carbon emissions and climate change.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
Close to 1,000 people turn out to hearings in Olympia and Spokane, most of them asking for a halt to the rolling transport of oil across the state.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
Drivers would only pay an extra 2 cents a gallon in 2020 if the state requires lower levels of carbon in vehicle fuels, according to a draft report.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
He is asking for federal help, but state officials are exploring what they can do on their own.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
For the first time, leaders in the Tri-Cities are speaking clearly in support of a new generation of nuclear reactors. And state legislators are listening.READ MORE 8 COMMENTS
Smarter carbon controls won't necessarily happen quickly, but experts say the Northwest is headed in the right direction.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
A gathering in Seattle marks the expansion of efforts to halt the proposed expansion of a pipeline carrying Alberta's oil to the British Columbia coast for export.READ MORE 5 COMMENTS
Guest Opinion: Running an aging nuclear power plant and building new ones is a gamble for Washington State.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
The new push to eliminate Hanford-produced power from Seattle's electrical system.READ MORE 20 COMMENTS
A major shipper of state crops gives up on its service to Midwest, East Coast, blaming delays caused by oil and coal trains.READ MORE 5 COMMENTS
An act of civil disobedience on the refinery tracks brings three arrests.READ MORE 6 COMMENTS
The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.
Fight over port's openness brewing in Vancouver
A group that became concerned about the port's contract for an oil transfer facility now has broader questions about whether commissioners are involving the public at all adequately.
Budget demands quick action on improving oil-train safety
Sens. Patty Murray of Washington and Susan Collins of Maine teamed up to insert a tough requirement for the federal Department of Transportation.
- Harsh response to measure some see as an 'ag-gag' bill
- Task force arms Inslee with advice for climate legislation
- Help for African agriculture: Some question the Gates role
- NW bees stung by loss of habitat, sprays
- Food's grow-your-own movement: Some work required
- Harry Hoffman, 61, a man of passions for urban farming, housing assistance and soccer
- Looking to a nuclear future in Washington
- Job killer? Or creator? Inslee carbon plan launches debate
- Climate change: How to recruit the insurance industry for the battle
- Methane hydrates release large plumes of greenhouse gas off Washington's coast
- Turbulence ahead for Inslee's climate plan
- Seattle's Birdman of climate change
- Are we ready for the next disaster?
- Are we really ready for a big disaster?
- Obama tells Oso: We are with you
- How Alaska's quake changed the Northwest's outlook on disaster
- Seattle's 9.0: What happens when the ground stops shaking?
- The Daily Troll: WA's top schools. 'Seattle nice' meets bicycles. The next Mt. St. Helens.
- Pipeline expansion proposal in B.C. has Washington groups worried, too
- Waterfront development: Will new rules harm fish, Puget Sound?
- When the stars go out all along the coast
- The Daily Troll: Berry workers pick up a court win. JBLM cuts could hurt economically. Orca science: Can you hear us?
- B.C. oil pipeline: A threat to the whole Northwest?
- Earth Day: Greenwashing works well for oil industry
- Lummi Nation: Pacific Gateway Terminal would violate our treaty rights
- Coal ports' critics question the economics
- Inslee sounds alarm about oil trains
- First Nations cross border to protect Salish Sea from oil shipments
- The Daily Troll: More coal trains, ho! Group Health ditches Virginia Mason. Bill Gates, Arne Duncan give teachers some love.
- Coal export plan suffers setback in Oregon