Commissioner Franz Calls On Trump Administration To Withdraw Its Offshore Drilling Proposal

Washington Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz has joined other Pacific Northwest officials voicing concern about a Trump administration proposal to sell oil leases off the Washington coast. In a letter sent Thursday to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Acting Director Walter Cruickshank, Franz said offshore drilling in Washington could…

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Rural Wash. Gets A Voice In Carbon-Pricing Legislation

Today is the deadline for bills to get voted out of committee if they’re going to get a full floor vote in either the State House or Senate. A bill in the Senate, pushed for heavily by Gov. Jay Inslee, would tax carbon polluters and use the money raised to invest in clean-energy jobs and…

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WSU Researchers Develop Pesticide Protection For Bees

Studies by multiple countries over the last few years point to a number of causes of honeybee colony collapse. Bee populations have been declining for years and scientists are trying to figure out why – exposure to pesticides, lack of food sources, a variety of pests and pathogens. One large study out of Europe found…

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