Joint statement by Inslee and Pacific Coast governors and mayors in response to EPA’s reconsideration of federal vehicle fuel-economy and emissions standards
“As the governors of Washington and Oregon, the mayors of Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Oakland, and representing a West Coast region of over 50 million people with a combined GDP of $2.8 trillion, we speak today in unified opposition to the federal withdrawal from the vehicle fuel effici
Washington among four states chosen to help modernize electric power sector
OLYMPIA – Washington is one of four states leading the way to modernize the electric power sector thanks to a new project from the National Governors Association.
Inslee doubles state electric vehicle fleet with long-range EV purchases
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee doubled the number of cost-saving electric vehicles in the state motor pool with the purchase of more than 130 long-range EVs.
Inslee announces Clean Energy Fund grid modernization grants
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee announced earlier this week $12.6 million in Clean Energy Fund grants to five utilities in Washington.
Inslee statement on Puget Sound Energy’s agreement with Sierra Club regarding Colstrip
Inslee proclaims June 4–11 Washington Shellfish Week
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee has proclaimed June 4–11 Washington Shellfish Week to reflect the importance of shellfish in the state.
Inslee statement on oil train derailment in Columbia River Gorge
“Today’s derailment of a train carrying Bakken crude oil in the Columbia River Gorge is yet another reminder of the risks and concerns of crude-by-rail transport in our region. I join Gov. Brown in commending the swift response from Oregon’s public safety and transportation officials.
Statement from Gov. Jay Inslee regarding ruling on King County Superior Court climate action case
Governors Announce Bipartisan Accord for a New Energy Future
Washington DC – A bipartisan group of 17 governors today signed the Governors’ Accord for a New Energy Future - a joint commitment to take action to promote clean energy, clean transportation choices, a modern electr
Statement from Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling staying the EPA’s Clean Power Plan
“Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on the Clean Power Plan is very troubling, surprising, and disappointing. And it inexplicably breaks with past rulings in which the high court has called for federal rules to limit the carbon pollution that is driving climate change.
Gov. Jay Inslee launches next phase of Washington Shellfish Initiative
Inslee solidifies international partnerships to take action on climate change
While attending COP21 in Paris, Gov. Jay Inslee signed on to several agreements in an effort to boost global cooperation on climate action and strengthen Washington’s commitment to be part of global action on climate.
Governor Jay Inslee statement on REC Silicon Moses Lake announcement re impacts from solar trade disagreement
“I am deeply troubled by the situation faced by REC Silicon’s polysilicon manufacturing facility in Moses Lake, due to an ongoing trade dispute affecting U.S. and Chinese solar industries.
Federal apprenticeship grants will help Washington high-tech workers
OLYMPIA — A new $5 million federal grant awarded to Washington today will expand technology job opportunities for women, minorities, veterans and others in the state. The U.S.
Gov. Inslee statement on release of EPA’s final Clean Power Plan
“On behalf of Washington state I want to thank President Obama and EPA Administrator McCarthy for delivering a strong and common sense plan for achieving significant cuts in carbon pollution.
Washington teams up with states and provinces worldwide committing to cut greenhouse gas emissions 80-95 percent
Commitments from governments representing 100 million people puts pressure on nations to act boldly at Paris Climate Conference
Governor declares statewide drought emergency
State ramps up work to relieve hardships from water shortages
OLYMPIA – With snowpack at historic lows, rivers dwindling and irrigation districts cutting off water to farmers, Gov. Jay Inslee today declared a statewide drought for Washington.
Statement by Gov. Jay Inslee on legislative passage of the Oil Transportation Safety Act
“Today, legislators did the right thing and approved a much-needed bill to improve the oversight of crude oil being transported through Washington and our ability to prevent and respond to oil spills. This was one of my top priorities for this session and I particularly want to thank Rep.
Governor Inslee expands drought emergency to include more of Washington
OLYMPIA – Worsening drought and snowpack conditions in Washington prompted Gov. Inslee to expand the state’s drought emergency today. Nearly half the state is now expected to experience hardships from this year’s drought.
Innovative clean energy projects gain federal attention and funding
OLYMPIA – Five projects around Washington state have been awarded $4.98 million from the state’s Clean Energy Fund, helping them to secure federal funding from the U.S.