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Why what's happening in Olympia is important to YOU
Why what's happening in Olympia is important to YOU (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
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Why Gov. Inslee’s Environmental Plans Matter To YOU

To some, it may seem distant,  thinking what happens in Olympia won't really affect them.  But nothing could be further from the truth.

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Which industries does Inslee specifically consider to be polluters?
Which industries does Inslee specifically consider to be polluters? (Newstalk 870 file image)
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Which Industries Will Face ‘Pollution’ Tax Under Gov. Inslee’s Environmental Plan?

This week,  WA Governor Jay Inslee released information about how he wants to spend $12-plus billion dollars to upgrade roads, bridges and transportation infrastructure in our state.

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Inslee unveils plans for assault on fossil fuels industry
Inslee unveils plans for assault on fossil fuels industry (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Plans “Assault” On What He Calls “Polluting Industries”

Inslee vows to "make polluting industries pay."   Whoa there, environmental cowboy.

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Business leaders to sound off on Inslee's environmental policies
Business leaders to sound off on Inslee's environmental policies (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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Polling Results on Gov. Inslee’s Climate Change Policies Coming Wednesday

What do business leaders, voters, think of Gov. Inslee's climate change policies?  We will find out Wednesday.  The Washington state arm of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) will let us know what small business owners, leaders and other think of the governor's plans to implement a carbon tax,  higher fuel prices and more.

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All electric Nissan Leaf
All electric Nissan Leaf (Photo by Bryan Mitchell/Getty Images)
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Legislators, Critics Wary of Gov. Inslee’s Big Push for Electric Cars

One legislator is against extending the state's tax break for electric car owners, and spending money the state doesn't have on charging stations.

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Labor leaders urge Inslee to think before using Executive Order
Labor leaders urge Inslee to think before using Executive Order (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
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Labor Leaders Against Inslee Using Executive Order on Low Carbon Fuels

Considering the source of this excellent editorial,  it's a pretty strong message to Gov. Inslee about trying to ramrod his environmental policy.

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Gov. Inslee plans environmental agenda with new report finished
Gov. Inslee plans environmental agenda with new report finished (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Likely To Go Beyond Carbon Pricing for Environmental Agenda

Gov. Inslee just got his environmental report from a panel of "experts", and believes numerous steps are needed to curb emissions.  What does that mean?

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Inslee plans to push ahead with environmental agenda
Inslee plans to push ahead with environmental agenda (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Plans to Push Environmental Agenda Despite Election Defeats

The millions of dollars pumped into Washington state Senate races by CA environmentalist Tom Steyer didn't keep Democrats from getting beaten in key Senate races, but Gov. Inslee still plans to push for carbon taxes, and low-carbon fuel standards.

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Inslee still plans green push in 2015
Inslee still plans green push in 2015 (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
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Despite Economic Warnings, Gov. Inslee to Push Climate Policies in 2015

Despite the disastrous failure of the Green Economy nationally,  Gov. Inslee is stubbornly sticking to his environmental agenda - putting "clean" energy ahead of economic growth.

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Environmental groups want to shut down Hanford nuclear reactor
Environmental groups want to shut down Hanford nuclear reactor (Photo by Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)
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Environmental Groups Sue over Hanford Nuclear Reactor

Three Northwest environmental groups are suing a state agency over what they claim is the effect of the Energy Northwest Nuclear reactor at Hanford on Columbia River water.

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