2019 Environmental Priorities for WA Legislature Announced

Broad coalition to advance policies for clean energy, orca recovery, oil spill prevention, and plastic pollution

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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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New legislative leadership results in environmental progress

Short 2018 session ends with bipartisan support for oil spill prevention and toxic-free food packaging

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Washington State Legislature Passes Oil Spill Prevention Act

This important bill provides greater protection to our communities and environment from the risks of transporting oil by marine vessels, trains, and pipelines.

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Statement on HB 1144

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

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Senate Committee Approves Major Climate Bill

The Senate Energy, Environment & Technology Committee voted to approve SSB 6203: Reducing carbon pollution by investing in rural economic development and a clean energy economy.

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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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Talking Toxics | Part 2: Toxic-Free Affordable Housing

Innovative projects are using state funding from the toxics law to clean up legacy pollution and then build urgently needed affordable housing.

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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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Session Ending with Key Environmental Protections Left Undone

A divided Legislature ending without passing budget essential for communities and the environment.

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Millions of dollars of state projects for Spokane stalled in legislative logjam

The failure to pass the two-year Capital Budget would be historic, but not in a good way.

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Budget Deal Includes Action on Climate and Closing Oil Loophole

Clean Air Rule funding and the Big Oil Loophole closure are two bright spots in this budget that are good for the people of Washington.

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4 ways the Legislature can make Washington greener

Now more than ever, Washington state has the opportunity — and responsibility — to lead the country.

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Report Shows 1,500 Oil Train Cars Per Week Through Washington

In the final three months of 2016, railroads hauled 618 million gallons of oil through Washington.

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Washington Legislators Address Growing Safety Threat from Oil Transportation

New bills propose creating reliable funding for oil spill prevention and safety, industry accountability, protections for Puget Sound.

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What’s at Stake: One Law, 27 Years, 6,600 Sites Cleaned Up

This 1988 law has helped clean up roughly 6,600 toxic sites, equal to about one cleanup completed every other day. But today, it’s at risk.

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2016 Legislative Session: Public holds the line on essential environmental laws and investments

Challenges remain as Legislature leaves key issues and funding declines unaddressed

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The High Cost of Cheap Gasoline

A tax on oil and chemicals pays to clean up toxic messes. With prices down, the state is looking for cash.

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Should Washington Get Tougher on Oil Shipping?

Puget Sound could be dealt an ecological death blow by an oil spill in its poorly flushed waters.

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Environmental Priorities Coalition Launches 2016 Priority

This Priority will protect laws and investments in clean energy, clean air and water, and healthy lands.

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