Blog Archive


Why the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act Is a Big, Awesome Deal

This is Washington State’s moment: Make polluters pay and fund education, transportation, and equity.

What Do Oil Train Explosions Cost?

And why cities and towns would have to pay the damages.

5 Tips for Portland and Vancouver BC on Uber

Lessons from Seattle's efforts to regulate new ride service companies.

A Carbon Pollution Policy with All the Fixin’s

Getting creative with carbon pricing (Part 4).

What is Xylene, and What Does it Mean for Puget Sound?

A chemical you've never heard of is bound for Washington's waters.

The Facts about Kinder Morgan

New Sightline report reveals pattern of pollution, law-breaking, and cover-ups.

Which Way to Clean Industrial Stormwater?

The EPA promotes penalties to reach industrial stormwater compliance. Others call for cajoling.

What Ambre Says About Its Financial Collapse

Official disclosures show financial disarray, imminent bankruptcy...and no choice but to sell to creditors.

Why Price Carbon—Can’t We Just Regulate It?

Getting creative with carbon pricing (Part 3).

What Happened When a Hazardous Substance Train Derailed on a Puget Sound Beach

True story from 2011 raises questions about railroad's ability to manage oil trains.