Alex Brown

Alex Brown

Based in Seattle, Alex Brown covers environmental issues for Stateline. Prior to joining Stateline, Brown wrote for The Chronicle in Lewis County, Washington State.

It may have just gotten harder to protect minority communities from pollution

By: - August 29, 2023

One option for lawmakers, Hammond said, is to draft so-called severability clauses. Such measures could enable them to continue using race in their analysis, but allow the laws to revert to something like the federal tool — rather than being struck down entirely — if race-based metrics are deemed invalid by a court.

A spiking thermometer against a bright sky and hot sun

‘This is the existential crisis’: A push for climate change education

By: - June 30, 2023

Some states are looking to create standards for the classroom.

State wildlife agencies focus on ‘hook and bullet’ work. Some see a new path

By: - June 3, 2023

Washington state aims for a broader conservation role.