Climate and Clean Energy News and Commentary
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With carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere surpassing safe limits, carbon storage may be the most important life-supporting function Pacific Northwest forests provide the planet. New research suggests that the oldest trees are also the best at cleaning our atmosphere, giving new reasons to protect and preserve our forests.
Washington State's Department of Ecology and Cowlitz County has announced that they will take a broad look at the impacts of the proposed coal export terminal in Longview in southwest Washington. There will be no quick rubber stamp for this big coal project, but a rigorous review instead.
We have a Clean Fuels Program in Oregon, and we ought to be using it — using it to create jobs and using it to create cleaner and less expensive transportation choices for consumers.
The US needs to invest trillions just to keep our nation’s basic infrastructure--energy, transportation, water, and waste systems--in working order. Will we lock in inefficient, carbon-polluting systems for decades to come? Or will we invest in innovative programs better adapted to a world with too much carbon?