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Gregory Scruggs

After defeat in West, U.S. carbon tax push looks East

08 Nov 2018

SEATTLE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Washington state voters have turned down what would have been the first U.S. carbon tax - but "carbon pricing" efforts are expected to push on in 2019, with nearly a dozen largely eastern states considering legislative proposals, experts say.

ANALYSIS-After defeat in West, U.S. carbon tax push looks East

08 Nov 2018

SEATTLE, Nov 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Washington state voters have turned down what would have been the first U.S. carbon tax - but "carbon pricing" efforts are expected to push on in 2019, with nearly a dozen largely eastern states considering legislative proposals, experts say.

After Alaska's 'Burning Man for salmon', fishermen wary of mine proposal outcome

05 Nov 2018

SEATTLE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the commercial fishermen who ply salmon-rich, southwestern Alaska pack away their fishing gear for the winter, many are watching anxiously as a controversial mine proposal moves through the federal permitting process.

FEATURE-After Alaska's 'Burning Man for salmon', fishermen wary of mine proposal outcome

05 Nov 2018

SEATTLE, Nov 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As the commercial fishermen who ply salmon-rich, southwestern Alaska pack away their fishing gear for the winter, many are watching anxiously as a controversial mine proposal moves through the federal permitting process.

Unfinished business? Vancouver mayor departs with 'Greenest City' goal uncertain

19 Oct 2018

SEATTLE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson campaigned for his job in 2008, he made a bold promise: To make Vancouver the greenest city in the world by 2020.

CORRECTED-FEATURE -Salmon fishing in the U.S. - new threats to age-old Native life

16 Oct 2018

CASCADE LOCKS, Oregon, Oct 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - R ebeccah Winnier’s father had a well-worn saying: “Daughter, when the fish are here, you’ve got to fish them.”

Salmon fishing in the U.S. - new threats to age-old Native life

16 Oct 2018

CASCADE LOCKS, Oregon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rebeccah Winnier’s father had a well-worn saying: “Daughter, when the fish are here, you’ve got to fish them.”

Boomtown Seattle aims to add jobs - and subtract emissions

10 Oct 2018

SEATTLE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From the Bullitt Center’s roof, Seattle’s status as the North American crane capital is in full view.

FEATURE-Boomtown Seattle aims to add jobs - and subtract emissions

10 Oct 2018

SEATTLE, Oct 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From the Bullitt Center’s roof, Seattle’s status as the North American crane capital is in full view.

FEATURE-On the road to zero carbon, Portland pinches off fossil fuels

04 Oct 2018

PORTLAND, Oregon, Oct 4 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Three years ago, a group of eighth graders came before Portland's City Council to ask for something unusual: a ban on new facilities to transport or store fossil fuels in the city.

World News

Trump says U.S. may not impose more tariffs on China

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he may not impose more tariffs on Chinese goods after Beijing sent the United States a list of measures it was willing to take to resolve trade tensions, although he added it was unacceptable that some major items were omitted from the list.