Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

Why Washington left millions in lead pipe replacement dollars untapped

BY: - August 25, 2023

Washington’s Department of Health said this week that the state secured only a small fraction of more than $60 million in federal funding to get lead pipes out of public water systems. The department cited a lack of interest by local water agencies as the reason so much of it was left untouched. Four future […]

Labor’s plan for fighting climate change and creating jobs in Washington

BY: - July 31, 2023

A coalition of unions on Monday released a report laying out an ambitious “worker-centered climate roadmap” to create more than 800,000 jobs across Washington in the building, transportation, energy, and low-carbon manufacturing sectors. The 104-page blueprint details 20 actions including making Washington a center for offshore wind power and sustainable aviation fuel, building modular nuclear […]

Washington vies to become a national hub for hydrogen fuel

BY: - June 5, 2023

The Pacific Northwest is in the running to receive hundreds of millions of federal dollars to create a regional hub for the production and distribution of “clean hydrogen,” viewed by some as a key ingredient in the transition away from fossil fuels. Washington’s Department of Commerce and Oregon’s Department of Energy have leading roles in […]