Rep. Jay Inslee

Jay Inslee was first elected to Congress in 1992 and served until 1994, and then was elected from the 1st Congressional District in Washington in 1999. He serves on the Energy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He was recently named by Nancy Pelosi to the new House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming and also serves on the House Committee on Natural Resources. He is the primary sponsor of the New Apollo Energy Act, and a leading advocate for renewable energy and author of Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean Energy Economy (Island Press).


Let’s keep the ‘clean’ in the Clean Air Act

You don’t want to disappoint these kids.Photo: Sean Suddes/Sierra ClubChildren’s health won’t be improved by the Republicans’ Dirty Air Act. From Seattle to Pittsburgh, children can be found outside, playing football and baseball, or just playing a good game of …

Climate & Energy

Senate needs to get back to work on clean-energy bill, says Washington rep

Copenhagen may not have been a giant leap for mankind, but it was a step forward. So as the Congress returns to work this year, its post-Copenhagen duty remains the same as its pre-Copenhagen responsibility:  to pass an energy bill …

Climate & Energy

Denialism and the power of fear

There are two types of pesky partisans on the loose right now who refuse to accept reality due to their ideological blindness — birthers and global warming deniers. This realization struck me last week as I listened to Republicans argue …

Climate & Energy

Three faces of hope for climate change

Last week in Congress, I met with three people who represent the three imperatives of our efforts against global warming. One represents the morality of the endeavor, another who received the Nobel Prize represents the science behind the economics, and …

Climate & Energy

New Apollo Energy Act contrasts sharply with “Jurassic” GOP energy bill

On April 21, Congress stepped back in geologic time when the House of Representatives passed an energy policy of the dinosaurs, by the dinosaurs, and for the dinosaurs. This energy bill is truly a “Jurassic” piece of legislation that relies …