Today, Environment Washington was joined by Pete Mills from Congressman Jim McDermott’s office, Rachel Padgett from Fuse Washington and local activists to call for an end to $44 billion in subsidies to Big Oil.The groups highlighted the environmental and public health threats—from last year’s massive BP Gulf oil spill to global warming pollution—posed by America’s continued dependence on oil.
Environment Washington is proud to have helped pass this important legislation by documenting the threat of mercury emissions, advocating in Olympia and working with thousands of citizens who contacted their legislators and attended community forums. We look forward to continuing efforts to move the state toward a clean energy future.
With Earth Day approaching, Environment Washington released a new guide to help Washingtonians improve the energy performance of their homes and workplaces. The renewable energy and energy-saving measures proposed by Environment Washington’s “Plug into Clean Energy Guide” promise to lower energy bills and reduce pollution.
Washington could reduce pollution and dependence on fossil fuels through the deployment of off the shelf, cost-effective solar hot water technology, according to a new report by Environment Washington.
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