Significant new resources arrive in WA following approval of Emergency Declaration

Just one day following the Obama Administration's approval of Gov. Jay Inslee's request for a Federal Emergency Declaration, a new Mobilization Center started being formed at Fairchild Air Force Base to assist with firefighting efforts in Eastern Washington.
 

Inslee directing Ecology to develop regulatory cap on carbon emissions

Gov. Jay Inslee today directed the state Department of Ecology to step up enforcement of existing state pollution laws and develop a regulatory cap on carbon emissions. Inslee said Washingtonians have too much at stake to wait any longer for legislative action.

Washington teams up with states and provinces worldwide committing to cut greenhouse gas emissions 80-95 percent

Commitments from governments representing 100 million people puts pressure on nations to act boldly at Paris Climate Conference

Governor declares statewide drought emergency

State ramps up work to relieve hardships from water shortages

OLYMPIA – With snowpack at historic lows, rivers dwindling and irrigation districts cutting off water to farmers, Gov. Jay Inslee today declared a statewide drought for Washington.

Innovative clean energy projects gain federal attention and funding

OLYMPIA – Five projects around Washington state have been awarded $4.98 million from the state’s Clean Energy Fund, helping them to secure federal funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE) for their groundbreaking work to advance the development of clean energy technologies.

Governor Inslee declares drought for three Washington regions

OLYMPIA – Snowpack conditions across Washington state mountains are near record low levels, prompting Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a drought emergency for three key regions.

Policy Brief: Carbon Pollution Accountability Act - Revenue Forecast

Policy Brief: Oil Transportation Safety Legislation

Climate impacts in Washington state

Gov. Inslee Climate Tour Header

Climate Impacts and Action in Washington. Together, We Can Lead. 

Bill Dewey harvests shellfish, an occupation that dates back millennia in the cool, coastal waters of Washington. But fast-moving changes threaten that livelihood and could radically alter the quality of life across much of the Evergreen State.

Washington's Transition to Clean Energy

Carbon Pollution Executive Order

Governor Inslee's Executive Order 14-04: Washington Carbon Pollution Reduction and Clean Energy Action

In April 2014, Gov. Inslee signed Executive Order 14-04 outlining a series of next steps to reduce carbon pollution in Washington state and improve energy independence through use of clean energy.
The Executive Order builds upon earlier studies and work groups to take action in 7 key areas:

Inslee set to release detailed legislative proposals on education, transportation, climate, budget

OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee will unveil key elements of his 2015 legislative agenda and proposed 2015–17 budget in a series of events next week.

West Coast Leaders Applaud Obama Administration Proposal to Cut Carbon Pollution

Washington, California, Oregon and British Columbia Urge Strong Federal Action to Combat Global Warming

Gov. Inslee and UK Minister of Energy and Climate Change sign agreement to extend collaboration on climate action

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Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding news today highlighting costs of climate inaction

“Inaction in the face of climate change could cost our state and country billions of dollars. Today, Senator Murray is holding a U.S.

Gov. Inslee proclaims state of emergency following severe storms in Okanogan County

OLYMPIA -- Gov.

Letter from Gov. Jay Inslee on Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force (CERT) report

TO: Carbon Emissions Reduction Task Force

FROM: Jay Inslee, Governor

Governor Inslee's statement on the Obama Administration's announcement regarding reducing carbon pollution

Governor Inslee’s statement on the Obama Administration’s announcement regarding new standards to reduce carbon pollution from large power plants

British Columbia, California, Oregon & Washington join forces to combat climate change

West Coast Leaders Commit to Accounting for the Costs of Carbon, Clean Fuel Standards, Other Clean Energy Priorities for Region of 53 Million People 

Statement from Governor Jay Inslee about his appointment to President Barack Obama's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience

From the White House: Today, President Obama established a Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience to advise the Administration on how the Federal Government can respond t

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