Environmental Justice Demands Legislature Passes HB 1091

By State Sen. Rebecca Saldaña, Sam Cho, Port of Seattle Commissioner, and Rich Stolz, Executive Director of OneAmerica (Reprinted by NW Asian Weekly) Our country is in the midst of a long-overdue reckoning with racial injustices and systemic inequality. While those issues have finally moved to the front of our collective focus, environmental justice and […]

Olympia Should Finally Adopt a Clean Fuel Standard

In Washington state, the Senate is debating legislation to create a clean fuel standard. Under the proposed law, oil companies would simply have to blend low carbon fuel made from renewable or waste resources with the fuel they already sell. These standards are already in place in California, Oregon, and British Columbia. By asking fuel […]

Clean fuels made from Washington, in Washington and for Washington

Yesterday,  Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, LLC, (NWAB), a renewable energy development company, announced it had secured $600 million in funding to develop a renewable fuels production facility in Grays Harbor. The company will invest a total of $1.6 billion in the plant, which will produce 60 million gallons of low carbon jet fuel made from waste […]

Minority Coalition Of Businesses Offer Support For HB 1091

WBBBA cites negative health impacts of dirty fuel on communities of color. In a strongly worded letter, Washington Build Back Black Alliance (WBBBA) endorsed HB 1091 last week prior to a hearing in Washington’s State Senate Committee on Environment, Energy, & Technology. The alliance, which includes mainstay organizations like the Urban Leagues of Seattle and […]

It’s About the Economy: Job Creation Opportunities for Rural Washington

We can produce more low-carbon fuels in Washington state. It is time to stop exporting them to our neighbors. Rural communities in Washington state, from the Pacific coast to the Idaho border, stand to benefit from a clean fuel standard (CFS). The big story is about jobs. Implementing a CFS modeled after those in California […]