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Clean Fuels Are Good For Our Port And Our Community

By Stephanie Bowman and Peter Steinbrueck, Port of Seattle Commissioners The Port of Seattle (the Port) strongly supports enacting a Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) in Washington State. A state-wide CFS will help generate jobs, improve our region’s global competitiveness, address climate change, and reduce air pollution in communities disproportionately impacted by transportation emissions. The policy […]

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 […]

The Truth About the Oft-Cited “LAO Report”

In 2018, the Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) of California produced a report (LAO Report) evaluating the state’s transportation climate policies. The LAO Report included a summary and evaluation of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate and other regulatory programs. Ultimately, the authors of that report suggested that the LCFS […]

It’s Groundhog Day For The Oil Industry

  Every year, Big Oil trots out the same shopworn lies. Here’s how we get out of that endless loop.   This could finally be the year when Big Oil stops telling lies about policies designed to reduce climate pollution. It could also be the year pigs fly. Since the oil industry trots out the […]

Union Of Concerned Scientists Endorses Clean Fuel Standard

  “Replacing petroleum with renewable electricity and other clean transportation fuels is among the most critical steps to stave off the worst impacts of climate change.” The Union of Concerned Scientists, an organization of nearly 250 scientists, analysts, policy and communication experts dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable future, recently issued a report emphatically […]

No More Blood For Oil

few issues have transcended America’s political divide. Still, one place where Americans are broadly in agreement is that the sooner we stop importing oil from dictators and unstable regions around the world, the better off our nation will be. The good news is, unlike some of the protracted partisan issues fights in Washington, D.C., you […]