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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Times of Great Change & Great Opportunity: Working Together to Protect Puget Sound

Now more than ever, we need to protect and restore Puget Sound and the waters that feed it.

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Environmental groups applaud EPA’s preliminary affirmative decision regarding a Puget Sound No Discharge Zone

Keeping ship and boat sewage out of Puget Sound is good for wildlife and human health

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Sponsor Spotlight: Cascadia Law Group

Cascadia Law Group has been a strong supporter of WEC for 15 years and a strong ally to Washington’s environmental community,

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Only Five Fossil Fuel Proposals Remain

Together, we’re taking down coal and oil proposals one by one. Only a few are left – see how we’ll get there.

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Welcome, Mindy!

Mindy Roberts recently joined the WEC team as our Puget Sound Program Director – and we want you to meet her!

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Cleaning up the Duwamish and Remaking Environmentalism

Environmentalism from an all-white, affluent, outdoorsy movement into a diverse, inclusive coalition of communities.

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Army Corps rejects permit for coal terminal at Cherry Point

The Army Corps ruled that the proposed coal terminal for Cherry Point would impact the treaty-protected fishing rights of Lummi Nation.

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Sponsor Spotlight: Taylor Shellfish Farms

Taylor Shellfish Farms has a history in Puget Sound’s waters and they support our work to protect the Sound for generations to come.

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Port of Longview Rejects Plan For Refinery, Propane Terminal

Port of Longview commissioners voted unanimously to end talks with an energy company that wants to build the largest West Coast oil refinery.

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Comments on Oil Terminal Soar to 250,000

Evaluation council will consult them in making its recommendation.

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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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Oil Terminal Takeaways

With comment period closed, here’s a recap of issue, prominent themes.

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Record-Breaking Number of Comments Pours in Against Proposed Tesoro-Savage Oil Terminal

Over 300,000 comments and almost 2,000 hearing attendees say NO to largest proposed oil terminal in nation.

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Grays Harbor Biodiesel Plant Cancels Plan to Ship Crude Oil

Renewable Energy Group says its plans at the Grays Harbor plant “do not include handling crude oil.”

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Tour de Stormwater!

The future of reducing toxic pollution from our roads and rooftops is here. State leaders are investing in green infrastructure solutions.

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Stopping Shell in its Tracks: Washington state communities say no to oil trains

“Shell No!” is again a rallying cry for environmentalists committed to derailing the oil giant’s plans to build a rail spur for its Puget Sound refinery.

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My Swim Down the Duwamish to Puget Sound

I swam the Duwamish River from its source to Puget Sound, using a GoPro camera to take underwater video along the way.

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