Western states are faced with multiple challenges this summer. As temperatures continue to rise, communities may be forced to choose between their dwindling water supply and their profitable oil and gas resources.
Washington state celebrated a huge victory in early July as the state legislature passed into law a bill that will conserve 50,000 acres of land in the picturesque Teanaway River Valley, east of Seattle.
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) introduced the Promoting Energy Efficient Renewables Act of 2013. This bill permanently extends the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy, which is set to expire at the end of this year.