Clean Fuel Standard Can Aid Climate, Health, and Jobs

The bill is simple: it requires big oil companies to gradually increase the amount of renewable or other low-carbon fuels into the fuel they already sell; invest in clean transportation like electric vehicles and buses or through programs like direct customer rebates for the cleanest cars. The bill directly reduces harmful pollution and climate-altering greenhouse […]

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 […]

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 […]

Clean Fuel Standard Is Just What The Doctor Ordered

As practicing physicians, we see the health impacts of air pollution and climate change every day. As a father, I’ve felt how scary it was when our infant son struggled to breathe. Allowing children to suffer from asthma is unacceptable harm brought on by our addiction to fossil fuels. It’s our responsibility to keep our […]

Will Cleaner Fuels Really Reduce Forest Fires?

  As relentless wildfires rage their way down and across the West, there’s an obvious question to ask: “How do we stop or slow down these deadly fires?” One answer lies in making a switch to clean fuels. To some, the connection between wildfires, climate change, and clean fuels is tangential. Others claim this summer’s […]