This Washington

Local Fossil Fuel Infrastructure Eclipses XL Pipeline

Sightline Study frames Pacific NW as Ground Zero in fight against fossil fuel exports.

09/09/2014 By Josh Feit


PubliCalendar: Economics and Ecosystems

Today's picks for civic nerds

05/02/2014 By Ezra Parter

This Washington

Inslee Seeks Carbon Cap, Vehicle Miles Traveled Fee

With bipartisan talks stalled, Gov. Inslee announces his own sweeping carbon reduction proposal.

04/29/2014 By Josh Feit


PubliCalendar: The Waterfront of the Future

Today's picks for civic nerds.

04/29/2014 By Ezra Parter

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: Framed the Debate

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED. Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring district elections, vetoes, and lawsuits.

07/12/2013 By Morning Fizz

This Washington

Even with Environmentalist Governor in Office, Enviros Still See Need to Press Greenhouse Gas Case Against State

THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Green groups, confounded by Inslee, continue to see courts as best option to force climate change action.

07/10/2013 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Friday Jolt: Ugly Deals, Ugly Politics

The day's winners and losers.

06/14/2013 By Afternoon Jolt


Kittitas County Fights to Keep Seattle’s Compost Out of Its Backyard

So where do we put all of that smelly organic waste—and should we care who’s affected?

05/22/2013 By Matthew Halverson

Morning Fizz

Morning Fizz: $2 Per Vote or $5 for Three Votes

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: straw polls, flame retardants, emails, and follow-ups.

04/17/2013 Edited by Morning Fizz

This Washington

Senate Shakeup Leaves Enviros on the Defensive

Senate shakeup leaves environmental advocates on the defensive.

01/30/2013 By Erica C. Barnett


Inslee Should Follow the Data to Reduce Greenhouse Emissions

Applying free-market cost benefit standards to environmentalism is the key.

01/04/2013 By Todd Myers

Morning Fizz

How Low Do We Want to Get?

Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring: I-1185, big oil, campaign contributions; and more on the Seattle Times' pro-McKenna publicity stunt.

10/19/2012 By Morning Fizz

That Washington

Poll: Despite Redistricting, Reichert's Constituents Still Lefty on Environment

A new poll indicates that even in a more rural district, Congressman Dave Reichert's (R-8) constituents care about the environment.

08/15/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: Driving, Taxes, Immigration, and More

On Other Blogs Today: Tax cuts, climate, immigration, drivers' ed, and Aaron Reardon. Image via

07/25/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Report: Climate Action Plans Don't Reduce Emissions

A report concludes that local climate action plans don't work to combat climate change---instead, they just put a gold star on what people in cities that adopt them are doing already.

03/08/2012 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

There is Now a Precedent

Tuesday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip.

02/28/2012 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

The Good and the Bad

Friday Edition. Caffeinated News & Gossip featuring good bills, bad bills, campaigns, and campaign awards.

01/13/2012 By Morning Fizz