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Governor Jay Inslee: "I Have Huge Concerns About Drilling in the Arctic"

6 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Governor Inslee made a strong statement about Arctic drilling during his Reddit AMA, but didn't address the climate side of the argument. Governor's Office/Flickr Governor Inslee came out with a pretty strong statement on Arctic drilling in his Reddit AMA this afternoon. Show More Summary

Can Republicans end their long exile in Washington state? The Daily Kos Great Mentioner investigates

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee Potential candidates are constantly getting "mentioned" for higher office, but who's doing all that work? Why, the Great Mentioner of course. In this new ongoing series, Daily Kos channels the Great Mentioner...Show More Summary

Six Questions Seattleites Should Ask Governor Inslee on Reddit Today (Plus One Question That Will Definitely Get Asked)

Would u rather... Governor's Office/Flickr Governor Jay Inslee will be answering a Reddit AMA at 1 p.m. today. Here are some questions, oh, I don't know, somebody might want to ask him: 1. Are you opposed to Arctic drilling? 2. Will you call on Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to reject all Arctic drilling? 3. Show More Summary

Big Oil Chicanery Threatens Cap and Trade

The Seattle Times ran an article whose headline was so unsurprising I almost didn't read on: "Oil industry not buying Gov. Jay Inslee's cap-and-trade plan." No surprise right? Big Oil's actions tell us it not only wants to kill carbon...Show More Summary

Governor Inslee Talks (Briefly) About Seattle's Plan to Host Shell's Arctic Drilling Rigs

On Monday, as Governor Inslee listened to college student leadership share concerns about affordable tuition, The Stranger was waiting for him. SB When Governor Jay Inslee joined some Washington college student leaders yesterday afternoon...Show More Summary

WA: Local House Reps Not Convinced on Transportation Package, Tax

March 10--Sen. John Braun, R-Centralia, voted for an increase in the gas tax as part of a $15 billion transportation package because of flood mitigation funds, a roadblock to Gov. Jay Inslee's low-carbon fuel standards and eight transportation...Show More Summary

Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: After 30 years, Washington GOP is eager to win back governorship

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee has yet to draw a Republican challenger, but several potential candidates are scoping out the race Leading Off: • WA-Gov: Neither party has many gubernatorial targets next year, but the GOP is expected to hone in on Washington. Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: We Need to Become a State Where Everyone Pays Their Fair Share

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Office of Governor Jay Inslee Governor Jay Inslee delivering his State of the State address on January 13. He argues that state legislators must act this session to reform our unfair tax system. On so many fronts, Washington leads the nation. Show More Summary

The First Of Washington State’s Energy Storage Is Online

Four energy storage units funded by Washington state's Clean Energy Fund have been dedicated by Governor Jay Inslee, and are in operation The First Of Washington State’s Energy Storage Is Online was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Washington Governor: “Buck Up” and Accept Capital Gains Tax

“Buck up,” Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said in introducing a budget calling for $1.4 billion in higher taxes over the coming biennium, including a new capital gains tax that is merely the latest in a string of efforts to introduce some sortShow More Summary

The State of Our State Is _________ ?

2 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Office of Governor Jay Inslee Governor Jay Inslee and staff recently, preparing for today's State of the State address. Huddle around the TVW, everyone! Governor Jay Inslee is about to address a joint session of the state legislature...Show More Summary

The greenest governor in the country tells Grist about his big climate plan

Why did Washington state choose a cap-and-trade program? And does it have a chance of passing? Gov. Jay Inslee weighs in.

Cap and Trade Plans, Tax Deadlines, and Rate Drops

Washington Governor Jay Inslee proposes a statewide cap and trade program. The Democrat released details of his carbon pollution market program that would give the state’s Department of Ecology authority to set annual goals aimed at reducing emissions to half of 1990 levels. Show More Summary

The Morning News: Inslee Proposes $1.4 Billion in New Taxes on Capital Gains, Pollution, and Vape Pens

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Tibanna79/Shutterstock Jay Inslee wants to tax your vaping. Watch your e-cigs: Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed a capital gains tax, a cigarette tax increase, and an e-cigarette tax. Combined with yesterday's proposed cap-and-trade program, the governor says his plan would bring in $1.4 billion in new revenue. Show More Summary

Washington governor proposes big, bold climate plan

Jay Inslee wants to create a cap-and-trade program for the state's biggest polluters and use the money raised to fund transportation, education, and more.

Inslee Rolls Out Plan for a Washington Cap-and-Trade Program

3 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Office of Governor Jay Inslee Governor Jay Inslee wants the state's biggest polluters to pay. California did it. So did nine states on the opposite coast. Now, Governor Jay Inslee has a plan to make Washington State's worst polluters pay for their carbon emissions. It’s about damn time. Show More Summary

A Carbon Cap for Washington State?

My governor, Jay Inslee, has proposed a state-level carbon cap for the largest business emitters. By auctioning the permits, he expects to take in about a billion dollars in new revenue, about a sixth of which would be rebated to low-income...Show More Summary

Washington governor unveils carbon cap-and-trade plan

By Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Washington Governor Jay Inslee on Wednesday laid out a plan for a carbon cap-and-trade program aimed at fighting global warming and raising $1 billion a year for state schools and public transportation initiatives, but he will first need the support of a divided state legislature. Show More Summary

Letter urges Washington Governor to push state agency for action on ocean acidification

SEATTLE— Eighteen local and national environmental organizations called on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee today to seek bold actions from the Washington Department of Ecology to address ocean acidification. A lawsuit by the Center for Biological...Show More Summary

Guest Editorial: We Can't Address Climate Change Without Addressing Income Inequality

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Office of Governor Jay Inslee Washington State Governor Jay Inslee is expected to propose major legislation to combat climate change soon. Remy Trupin and De'Sean Quinn argue it won't be as successful as it needs to be unless it also...Show More Summary

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