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Inslee to stage college virtual round table on climate change
Inslee to stage college virtual round table on climate change (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee to “Use” College Students to Gain Support for Climate Change Initiatives

Tuesday, Gov. Jay Inslee plans to have a "virtual" climate change conversation.  Translation:  seeking to get college students to support his carbon tax ideas.

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Environmentalists want carbon tax initiative on ballot in 2016
Environmentalists want carbon tax initiative on ballot in 2016 (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Environmental Group Wants Carbon Tax on 2016 Ballot

No, that's not a typographical error. Perhaps an example of how close the ties are between extreme environmentalists and Gov. Inslee, supporters of Initiative 732 began their quest to get enough signatures to get it on the 2016 ballot.

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Oregon legislature will decide fate of low-carbon fuel standard
Oregon legislature will decide fate of low-carbon fuel standard (Photo by Mark Renders/Getty Images)
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Oregon Legislature Set to Vote on Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Wednesday

Oregon has actually had a low-carbon fuel standard since 2009, but only one part of the bill is actually in operation.  The bill is set to expire, or sunset, at the end of 2015. But if it's passed, additional parts will be put in action, get ready for gas hikes anywhere from $.19 to $.33 cents per gallon at the least.

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The environmental movement is like a massive underground weed
The environmental movement is like a massive underground weed (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Most “Grassroots” Environmental Groups Are Actually Part of Much Bigger Organizations

Most of the so-called local community based environmental groups you hear about in the news are anything but that. They're actually like the arms of an octopus; part of much larger well-funded environmental organizations that even receive federal funding on occasion.

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President Obama Speaks At Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility
President Obama Speaks At Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility (Photo by Paul Chinn-Pool/Getty Images)
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What’s Happened To Green Energy Company Tax Money? An Update

Gov. Inslee is set to embark on am ambitious environmental program which he believes will create a green economy and help erase a billion dollar plus deficit.

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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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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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