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New amendment cuts off legal fee funding for frivolous environmental suits (Getty Images)
New amendment cuts off legal fee funding for frivolous environmental suits (Getty Images)
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New Law Could Put An End to Most Environmental Lawsuits?

It's actually an amendment to an existing federal law, but it could be a groundbreaking piece of legislation, perhaps one that will stop the never-ending stream of environmental lawsuits we've seen over the years.

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Portland homeless camps hurting wildlife areas say environmentalists (Getty Images)
Portland homeless camps hurting wildlife areas say environmentalists (Getty Images)
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Portland, Seattle Homeless Camps Destroying Natural Habitats

Perhaps an unintended consequence of turning a blind eye towards the growing number of homeless camps popping up on the west side? For years, Portland and especially Seattle, have had some of the most lenient and friendly 'camping' policies towards homeless camps, but now it appears issues are growing.

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Public input sought on carbon tax plan (Getty Images)
Public input sought on carbon tax plan (Getty Images)
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Voice Your Opinion on Proposed Carbon Pollution Tax in Washington

The Department of Ecology has released a revision on the first ever rule designed to reduce carbon pollution, and they actually want your opinions. The Department plans to act by late summer on putting this new Clean Air Rule into action.

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Oregon energy bill would shut down Boardman Coal Plant within 15 years (Getty Images)
Oregon energy bill would shut down Boardman Coal Plant within 15 years (Getty Images)
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Controversial Energy Bill Close to Passing in Oregon, Pollution Taxes Coming?

It's cleared the State House, now heads to the Senate.

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Senator Doug Ericksen to head of Department of Ecology (Doug Ericksen website)
Senator Doug Ericksen to head of Department of Ecology (Doug Ericksen website)
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Powerful WA Lawmaker Challenges Inslee’s Carbon Tax Idea

An influential WA State Senator plans to head off Gov. Jay Inslee's proposal to create some sort of carbon tax or cap-and-trade plan by using the Department of Ecology.

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Group says they have enough signatures for carbon tax on ballot (Getty Images)
Group says they have enough signatures for carbon tax on ballot (Getty Images)
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WA Carbon Tax Supporters Have Enough Signatures for Ballot

Supporters of a proposed carbon tax initiative say they've got enough signatures to get the idea onto the ballot for 2016 here in Washington state.

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Failed biofuel project owner sentenced in Pasco fraud
Failed biofuel project owner sentenced in Pasco fraud (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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Green Power Owner Sentenced to Four Years for Pasco Fraud

The owner of a company that defrauded millions from investors in an aborted Port of Pasco green energy project will spend four years in jail.

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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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