The Political Voice for the Environment
October 24, 2012 - That's why his group, with a big financial assist from the national League of Conservation Voters, is going to bat for Jay Inslee, the Democratic candidate for governor in Washington, who is considered one of the greenest candidates running for any office anywhere in the country. Inslee is the first gubernatorial candidate to earn an endorsement from the national League in about 30 years, an indication says Cechovic, that the race is "a big priority for the national environmental community."
October 18, 2012 - Today, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna issued a narrow “environmental plan” that rolls back standards and shifts Puget Sound restoration to local, voluntary efforts.
October 13, 2012 - I'm saving most notes from today for a later story, but I will say that the Washington Conservation Voters, which organized the door-to-door efforts in five communities today (also Olympia, Auburn, Snohomish and Bellingham), is planning an unprecedented push behind Inslee. Organizer Shannon Murphy said close to 150 people were expected in the effort today.
October 08, 2012 - All around the country this election season, we’ve got Democrats who don’t want to talk about climate change and Republicans who don’t even acknowledge that climate change is real. But in the Washington state governor’s race, it’s a whole different ballgame. The Democrat, Jay Inslee, is a longtime, outspoken crusader for climate action and clean energy.
October 08, 2012 - The next governor of Washington will face some tough environmental issues during his tenure. He’ll be taking the reins of the massive Puget Sound clean up effort. He’ll be involved in the review process for several proposed coal export facilities. He’ll face some major decisions about the future of public transportation in the region, renewable energy standards, and perhaps even a regional carbon emissions regulation strategy.