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Environment

A protester holds a sign stating during a Kinder Morgan (Trans Mountain) Pipeline rally on Sept. 9, 2017 in Vancouver, Canada. CREDIT: WILLIAM CHEN/WIKIMEDIA/CREATIVE COMMONS

Canadian Regulators OK Trans Mountain Pipeline, With Impacts On Traffic Through Washington Waters

On Friday, Canadian regulators endorsed the long-fought oil pipeline, which would bring more oil vessels through Washington state waters. The Canadian government proposal would lengthen the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which would allow the country to ship more oil overseas and bring in higher prices. Now, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is widely expected to approve it. Continue Reading Canadian Regulators OK Trans Mountain Pipeline, With Impacts On Traffic Through Washington Waters

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Gov. Jay Inslee enters a conference room at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College where he spoke to students in January. CREDIT: AUSTIN JENKINS/N3

‘Hey Guys, How You Doin’?’ How Jay Inslee Introduces His Ambition Beyond Washington State

As Washington Gov. Jay Inslee inches closer to a likely run for president, he’s starting to sound more and more like a candidate on the stump than a two-term incumbent, even when addressing audiences at home. At a recent legislative forum in Olympia, Inslee recounted his first foray into politics 30 years ago and told the story behind one of his first votes as a freshman state lawmaker to extend unemployment benefits to migrant farm workers. Continue Reading ‘Hey Guys, How You Doin’?’ How Jay Inslee Introduces His Ambition Beyond Washington State

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The federal EPA is giving wood stove manufacturers more time to comply with air quality standards. CREDIT: ANDY ZIEGLER/FLICKR/CREATIVE COMMONS

Northwest Air Quality Agencies Oppose Possible Delay To Federal Wood Stove Compliance Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency set new clean-air standards four years ago for wood stove and hydronic heater manufacturers. These manufacturers were told that by 2020 they would have to sell off older models of stoves and heaters that did not meet the new standards that limit fine particulate matter. Now the EPA is proposing a two-year delay to that sell-by deadline. Continue Reading Northwest Air Quality Agencies Oppose Possible Delay To Federal Wood Stove Compliance Rules

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