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OPINION

Washington State Attorney Bob Ferguson recently announced he opposes the expansion of a natural gas pipeline in Washington state, claiming “This pipeline is bad for the environment and bad for...

 

Reality on the Governor's Snake River dam report

Todd Myers, Environmental Director at the Washington Policy Center and member of the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council, released this statement regarding the release of the governor's report on the...

 
 By Todd Myers    Opinion    May 12, 2022

Governor Inslee's flight to Scotland could have eliminated a year of CO2 for his entire staff

OLYMPIA–For just the cost of flying himself and his wife to Scotland in business class, Governor Inslee could have eliminated the CO2 emissions from his entire staff for more than one year. If you i...

 
 By Todd Myers    Opinion    April 21, 2022

Guest Commentary

failing to come close to meeting their own COVID-19 contact tracing targets, the State Epidemiologist is “proud of the state” for the program. On the other hand, he knows who is to blame for the...

 
 By Todd Myers    News    April 14, 2022

Guest Commentary

Washington's wolf population saw another significant increase, growing by 16 percent in 2021 according to the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW). The number of packs grew to 33...

 
 By Todd Myers    News    April 7, 2022

Guest Commentary

Over the next eight years, Washington residents face critical changes in how we generate and use electricity. Additionally, salmon populations are not recovering as fast as we would like and the...

 

Addressing the myths about Snake River salmon and dams

Recently, a group of high school students asked the Sammamish City Council to adopt a resolution calling for the destruction of the Snake River Dams. Here is the letter I sent to the councilmembers...

 
 By Todd Myers    News    February 3, 2022

Proposed CO2 policies would increase price of gas 20 cents per gallon in 2023 and 50 cents in 2028

If the state legislature adopts both a CO2 cap-and-trade system and a low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS)–as the budget proposed by State Senate Democrats indicates–it would add about 20 cents to the...

 

Once again, Washington snowpack finishes year above "normal"

After a snowy December, Washington's snowpack will end the year at 106% of normal. April 1 is the traditional end of the snowpack year, so there are still three more months to get the final numbers....

 
 By Todd Myers    Opinion    June 24, 2021

OPINION

Contrary to recent claims that Snake River Spring Chinook runs are on the path to extinction, returns increased for the second year in a row, continuing the recovery from the recent low point in the p...

 
 By Todd Myers    Opinion    April 1, 2021

OPINION

The poor are oppressed by the incompetent. It is a phrase that increasingly rings in my ears as I watch government bureaucracies and politicians provide false hope instead of tangible assistance. The...

 

OPINION

The problem with relying on government is that you can’t rely on it. Eight months after the governor announced the first strict lockdown in his effort to contain the spread of COVID, he has...

 

OPINION

Smoke from forest fires filled the air in [Western] Washington and immediately the finger of blame was pointed at climate change. Prior to the recent fires, the 2020 fire season had been extremely...

 

OPINION

King County recently released its 2020 Climate Action Plan. Already, county public relations staff have been busy touting the "accomplishments" of the last climate plan. One thing they don't mention,...

 
 By Todd Myers    Opinion    July 23, 2020

Guest Commentary

"There is little sign of recovery of Puget Sound Chinook populations in each biogeographic region, and most populations remain far below their recovery planning targets." –Puget Sound Partnership,...

 

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