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Groups tell Biden administration: Let trees grow

A coalition of groups, including Environment Washington, Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club and more launched an effort Tuesday called the Climate Forests campaign. It will focus on protecting older and mature trees on federal lands that are most critical in the fight against climate change.

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News Release | Environment Washington

69.9% of Costco’s shareholders vote to reduce carbon pollution and deforestation

As Washingtonians experience the consequences of climate change — record heat waves, wildfires, droughts, and shrinking snowpacks —69.9% of the shareholders in Costco*, one of the largest retailers in the world, voted yes on a shareholder proposal that calls on Costco to set “short, medium, and long-term science-based greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets” to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. 

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Report | Environment America Research & Policy Center

Progress Report: President Biden’s First Year

Following years of rollbacks, President Joe Biden began his term nearly a year ago amidst unprecedented environmental and public health challenges. Despite these obstacles, his administration has made significant strides toward restoring lost environmental protections and confronting daunting threats to our climate and public health, according to a new report by Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. 

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News Release | Environment Washington Research & Policy Center

New report: Washington among national leaders in electric vehicle adoption

Washington ranks #4 in the nation for cumulative electric vehicle sales through 2020, according to a new report released today by Environment Washington Research & Policy Center. Renewables on the Rise 2021 documents the growth of six key clean energy technologies across the U.S. over the past decade: solar power, wind power, battery storage, energy efficiency, electric vehicles and heat pumps.

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News Release | Environment Washington Research & Policy Center

New report: Trouble in the Air: Seattle metro area experienced 47 days of polluted air in 2020

Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellevue, home to four million people, suffered through 47 days of elevated air pollution in 2020, according to a new report from EnvironmentWashington Research & Policy Center, Frontier Group and WashPIRG Foundation. Air pollution increases the risk of premature death, asthma attacks, cancer, and other adverse health impacts.

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