2019 Washington Legislative Session Sees Historic Environmental Wins

From clean energy to orca protection state marks more progress than any time in the last decade

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All Four Orca Recovery Priority Bills Pass Washington State Legislature

Salmon habitat recovery, oil spill prevention, vessel noise and disturbance, reducing toxic pollution are all now expected to reach Governor Inslee’s desk

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On Exxon Valdez disaster 30th anniversary, local leaders call on state to protect Washington from major spill

Increased traffic, new types of oil, and less safe ships put local fishing economy, environment, and tribal cultural and treaty rights at risk

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In bipartisan votes, Washington House and Senate address Puget Sound recovery and threats to orcas

House passes bills on vessel noise and disturbance, salmon habitat recovery, and preventing oil spills Senate advances toxic pollution prevention  as well as vessel noise and disturbance March 7th (Olympia, WA) – In sweeping votes from both houses, the Washington State Legislature took major steps to address the emergency facing southern resident orcas and the … Continued

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Advocates Across Washington Support Vessel Protections for Puget Sound Orcas

Seattle Aquarium ∙ Washington Environmental Council ∙ The Whale Museum ∙ Citizens for a Healthy Bay ∙ Friends of the San Juans ∙ Washington Conservation Voters ∙ RE Sources for Sustainable Communities ∙ The Humane Society of the United States ∙ NRDC ∙ Defenders of Wildlife ∙ League of Women Voters of Washington ∙ Futurewise … Continued

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Orca Alert: What you can do to save the Southern Residents

For over a week, a young orca mother’s unprecedented grief has reminded all of us about what southern resident orcas face.

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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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2018 State of Our Forests and Public Lands Report

Look back on the Commissioner’s first 18 months in office to reflect on where progress has been made, where work still needs to be done, and where things need improvement.

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Seattle Area Open Water Swimmers Tackle English Channel Crossing for Clean Water

Four local swimmers are heading to Dover, England this July to swim the grueling 23 miles to France. The swim is both a personal challenge and a way to raise awareness of challenges facing the waters of the Puget Sound region where they train every week.

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Resource: Green Infrastructure Photo Bank

Looking for images of rain gardens, green infrastructure, and healthy communities? Look no further?

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U.S. environmental, indigenous leaders to meet with Canada Consulate to reiterate strong opposition to Trans Mountain Pipeline

On Thursday afternoon, environmental and indigenous leaders from Washington state will meet with the Consulate General of Canada to reiterate their strong opposition to the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion project in British Columbia and any increases in tar sands crude oil shipments by tanker, train, or pipeline in Washington state.

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Puget Sound No Discharge Zone Signed into State Law

After six years of public process and tens of thousands of supportive comments from you and members of our coalition, we have a new level of protection for Puget Sound!

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Seattle City Light is Committed to Environmental Equity

Their Environmental Equity Program advances social equity, environmental justice, and community-powered leadership on behalf of those most affected by environmental issues.

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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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Nature’s Scorecard: Protecting Our Communities and Waterways From Pollution

Is your community reducing pollution and planning for growth? This scorecard grades their performance on using green, low-impact development practices.

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Orca Salmon Alliance Calls on Governor Inslee to Form Emergency Task Force

Immediate action must be taken to prevent the extinction of two emblems of the Pacific Northwest: Chinook salmon and orcas.

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State nixes key permit for big Longview coal terminal

The Washington Department of Ecology denied a key water quality permit for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility in Longview.

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Smart Discharge: Protecting Puget Sound from Waste

Fortunately, over 97% of boaters already do the right thing, but not all boats properly dispose of their waste.

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Our Partner, Ray’s Boathouse

We hope you’ll visit Ray’s this summer to say thanks for supporting WEC and our work to protect Puget Sound!

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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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