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Comprehensive Plans and Climate Justice:
HB 1181 in Action

Have you ever wondered how cities and counties decide what can be built where, which type …

Linking Carbon Markets Won’t Benefit Our Frontline Communities

In the next few weeks, the Washington State Department of Ecology is set to deliver a …

Group of advocates standing in front of the Capitol building in Olympia.

Legislature Falls Short on Community Climate Commitments in 2023–2025 Budget

by Davin Diaz, with analysis support from Maiko Patschke Two years after the establishment of the …

Biden’s EJ Order Shows HEAL’s Reach, Gaps

The Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act (SB 5141), our state’s landmark environmental justice (EJ) policy, is a …

Biden’s Environmental Justice Order Shows Promise of Leadership from Frontlines

On the eve of Earth Day 2023, President Biden signed a new Executive Order, Revitalizing Our …

Edgar Franks (left) of Familias Unidas por la Justicia and Guillermo Rogel Jr. (center), Front and Centered's legislative advocate, smile and pose with a community member (right). Edgar holds a sign that reads "Equitable Governance."

Environmental Justice in the 2023 Legislative Session

If you haven’t fervently been reading proposed bills, watching committee hearings, or making weekly trips to …