Washington State Senate passes pair of landmark climate change bills

Amazon and other tech employees participate in the Global Climate Strike on September 20, 2019. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images)

The hour was late Thursday evening, but the Washington State Senate still passed two pieces of climate change legislation proposed by Governor Inslee — the clean fuel standard and the Climate Commitment Act, also known as the cap-and-invest bill.

The past two years in a row, the clean fuel standard passed the House and then failed in the Senate. But, the third time appears to have been a charm, because it has now passed both chambers.

The clean fuel standard, House Bill 1091,

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