Election 2019 Status Update

I-976 will have serious negative consequences for our environment and communities

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Vote with WEC this November 5

Washington Environmental Council has endorsed two ballot measures this election. Remember to vote by November 5! Vote NO on Initiative 976 Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976 would slash 4 billion dollars of funding from cities and counties across the state, repealing critical transportation funding, eliminating our ability to fix dangerous highways, retrofit bridges and overpasses, fund … Continued

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Vote No on I-976

Initiative 976 would slash 4 billion dollars of funding from cities and counties across the state

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After I-1631, the fight against Big Oil continues

The large, diverse coalition that came together in support of this equitable, effective climate policy represents a big step forward for building a more powerful climate action movement.

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Initiative 1631: How Far We’ve Come

Election Day 2018 is tomorrow! As we do final Get Out The Vote work, I want to say thank you for your support and hard work to pass the Clean Air Clean Energy ballot measure, Initiative 1631. It has been a whirlwind of a campaign. I-1631 has been the hardest-fought ballot measure campaign in Washington … Continued

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Welcome to our new Board Chair, Julie Colehour

Julie is the co-founder of the communications firm C+C, a public relations and social marketing firm, and is a Seattle-area native who grew up hiking, skiing, and kayaking in our beautiful backyard.

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Join me in saying Yes on 1631!

Thanks to years of hard work, we have finalized the Protect Washington Act ballot initiative and we officially started gathering signatures for Yes on 1631!

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Sponsor Spotlight: Water and Wildlife in Seattle Public Utilities’ Protected Watersheds

Our sponsor Seattle Public Utilities works to ensure a safe and reliable drinking water supply and protect fish, wildlife, and their habitats.

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Trump Administration Threatens Washington’s Clean Car Standards

The Trump Administration is planning to severely weaken the Obama era national clean car standards, we plan to fight back.

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Legislative progress and big wins for voters

Under new leadership in the state Senate, there was a renewed energy for environmental progress with nearly 300 bills introduced!

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We’ve Filed An Initiative: Protect Washington Act

This act will protect Washington for our children, our grandchildren, and future generations by quickly and effectively reducing pollution and addressing its negative impacts.  

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The end comes to North America’s biggest proposed oil-by-rail terminal

The largest proposed oil-by-rail terminal in North America is officially dead, thanks to a final vote by Vancouver’s Port Commissioners!

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Statement on HB 1144

This bill says loud and clear that Washington must lead on climate.

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Our Team of Sponsors

A core part of our community are the sponsors that power our work. The next fifty years holds many new opportunities for environmental action, and we want you to be part of that legacy!

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News Highlights of 2017

In 2017, we took on some big challenges and made some serious progress. Read and watch a few highlights in the news!

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Environmental Priorities Coalition Launches 2018 Priorities

The coalition calls on the Legislature to act on climate, sustainably manage state water resources, remove toxics in food packaging, and prevent Puget Sound oil spills.

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Fostering a Community of Racial Equity Learning

We’re digging deeper into what it means to be committed to racial and environmental justice – not only with our programs, but also our policies and practices.

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Talking Toxics | Part 1: Funding in Crisis

Over the last decade, the legislature has both raided MTCA funds to pay for other state programs and overspent MTCA dollars, putting the future of the law at risk.

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Organizing for Change

Engaging communities to show up and advocate for what they believe in has powered WEC’s success at protecting Washington’s environment for 50 years.

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Programs to Protect Puget Sound Are at Risk – Here’s What You Can Do

We will not save Puget Sound by hoping for it – we need to work for it. Join the chorus of voices and take action today.

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