Zac Pinard

Washington Cap-and-Invest Bill Gets Through Committee

Late in February, Washington State’s Senate Committee on Environment, Energy, and Technology passed the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) by a vote of 7 to 3. This step accelerates momentum for essential climate action in Washington this session. The CCA will...

Executive Order Positions Oregon for Statewide Climate Action

The past few years, climate news in Oregon has revolved around a bitter and complicated legislative fight over cap-and-trade, which Climate XChange has covered extensively. Positive climate developments out of Oregon have been rare as of late, so it wouldn't...

Oregon Politics Stymie Action on Climate and Wildfires

Oregon lawmakers are fiercely debating the cause of devastating wildfires that engulfed Western states this fall.  Wildfire destruction reached a record high in Oregon this year, with over one million acres (1,562 square miles) burned just in the week following...