Governors of 12 States Send Letter to President Obama Requesting Energy and Climate Strategy Meeting

On January 29th, twelve state governors sent a letter to President Obama, requesting "a meeting with you and your energy and environment cabinet and staff to develop a partnership that uses the positive momentum ofour states' climate leadership to build a truly comprehensive American energy and climate strategy for the new century." The full text … Read more

“2008 Green Economy Jobs in Washington State” Report Released

On January 29th, Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire announced the results of a study completed by economists at the state's Employment Security Department, entitled 2008 Green Economy Jobs in Washington State.  This report presents the results of a survey of more than 9,500 private-sector employers in Washington state.  The goal of the survey was to identify … Read more

Washington State Green Jobs and Climate Action Legislative Package Announced by Governor Chris Gregoire and Legislative Leaders

On January 29th, Washington State Governor Chris Gregoire and legislative leaders announced a Green Jobs and Climate Action legislative package. The package features the following components: Proposed investments totaling $455 million in the next biennium for energy-reducing transportation projects, energy efficiency projects, green buildings and clean-energy technology. Investments will support an estimated 2,900 jobs in 2010 and … Read more