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May 15, 2013
Statement from Joan Crooks, Executive Director of Washington Environmental Council, in response to today’s announcement on partnership between Department of Natural Resources and U.S. NavyWe applaud the Department of Natural Resources for working with the U.S. Navy to protect Hood Canal, and by extension, Puget Sound as a whole.
Apr 24, 2013
Loophole will free up $41 million for education in state budgetThe Washington State House of Representatives voted 50 to 47 to close the Big Oil Tax Loophole, freeing up $41 million to be spent on education.
Aug 31, 2012Kitsap Sun
- When you look out and see the ferries and the sparkling water, it's hard to believe that Puget Sound could be anything less than beautiful and healthy. But its health is threatened by polluted runoff that is carried from our streets, lawns, and parking lots, through our storm systems, and into our waterways and the Sound.
Aug 17, 2012The Bainbridge Island Review
- The Nature Conservancy and the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District are searching for volunteers to help reclaim Waterfront Park for native Washington plants from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18.
Aug 14, 2012The Seattle Times
- RailAmerica believes there are other uses for the terminal that are more likely to generate jobs, tax revenues and business for the Port of Grays Harbor and for the company, said Gary Lewis, company senior vice president.
Jul 25, 2012Bainbridge Island Reivew
- The event is part of Summer of Solutions, a campaign sponsored by the Nature Conservancy in Washington and Washington Environmental Council, and is aimed at bringing Kitsap County residents together to protect Puget Sound.
Jul 22, 2012San Francisco Chronicle
- In 2009, Gov. Chris Gregoire declared that Washington would treat climate-changing gases as harmful pollutants that must be curbed. So environmental groups were surprised two years later when the Department of Ecology refused to use existing state rules to curb greenhouse gases from Puget Sound's five oil refineries.
Jul 21, 2012The Seattle Times
- Though Governor Chris Gregoire three years ago declared that Washington would treat greenhouse-gas emissions as dangerous pollutants, the state is now fighting attempts to force it to reduce emissions from oil refineries.