air pollution http://www.kplu.org en Enviro Group Pushing Gov. Inslee To Adopt Clean Fuels Standard http://www.kplu.org/post/enviro-group-pushing-gov-inslee-adopt-clean-fuels-standard <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The environmental group Climate Solutions</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is urging Gov. Jay&nbsp;</span>Inslee<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;to exercise his executive power to adopt a clean fuels standard.</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group's leaders spoke to reporters on Thursday in hopes of adding momentum to their efforts to</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;follow in the footsteps of California and British Columbia</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 01:10:24 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 14232 at http://www.kplu.org Immigrant Investors Could Finance Green Trucks For Green Cards http://www.kplu.org/post/immigrant-investors-could-finance-green-trucks-green-cards <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S.&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 14.399999618530273px; line-height: normal;">Citizenship and Immigration Services&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">has approved an unusual way for prospective immigrants to earn a U.S. green card and permanent residency. They can loan money to independent Northwest truckers who want to upgrade to less-polluting rigs.</span></p><p>The idea was the brainchild of Bellingham immigration attorney David Andersson and a cross-border association of state Legislatures and parliaments called the Pacific Northwest Economic Region.</p><p> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 15:01:00 +0000 Tom Banse 12441 at http://www.kplu.org Immigrant Investors Could Finance Green Trucks For Green Cards As Air Quality Dips, a Warning for Your Health http://www.kplu.org/post/air-quality-dips-warning-your-health <p>The spectacular sunsets we've been enjoying recently have a downside: they’re indicators of increasing air pollution.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pollution has risen to unhealthy levels around Puget Sound this week.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State health officials say pollution often goes up in the winter.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:45:40 +0000 Ed Ronco 11445 at http://www.kplu.org As Air Quality Dips, a Warning for Your Health Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver ports aim to reduce air pollution http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-tacoma-and-vancouver-ports-aim-reduce-air-pollution-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver, B.C., are working together to dramatically reduce emissions. And they’re trying to do that without scaring away any cargo companies.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Most of the diesel air pollution at the ports comes from ocean-going ships, but also from tug boats, cranes, trucks and trains.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 22:19:34 +0000 Ashley Gross 9263 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver ports aim to reduce air pollution