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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Man swims 55 miles of Duwamish River, finds it’s ‘still alive’

Mark Powell swam the Duwamish, Seattle’s only river and home to an ongoing Superfund cleanup, finishing up a 55-mile adventure.

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Oil train law still in works

A new state law requires cities, counties and fire departments be told ahead of time when an oil train is coming through their community.

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Response to Announcement on Fish Consumption and Water Quality

Joan Crooks, CEO, weighs in.

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Conservation groups seek increased shoreline protections

Three conservation groups petitioned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to change how it regulates seawalls, bulkheads or other barriers.

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Shell Loses Appeal of Oil Train Project in Skagit County

Thanks to your voices, they’re taking a second look at environmental and public health risks.

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Arctic Drilling Fleet in Seattle? Shell No!

Protecting and restoring Puget Sound requires smart decisions – not allowing in the Arctic Drilling Fleet.

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Weakened Oil Transportation Bill Set to Pass in State Legislature

Oil industry pressure weakened the bill.

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Stories and Sailing: A Puget Sound Trip with Best Selling Author

William Dietrich, New York Times Best Selling Author, and WEC supporters celebrate Earth Day in style.

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Empowering Puget Sound Stewards

We’ve exponentially grown our commitment to protecting Puget Sound by supporting five Aquatic Reserves committees around the Sound

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Big Crowds Commenting On Wash. State Marine And Rail Oil Transportation Study

Crude by rail transportation has increased dramatically in the last three years, and the trend is expected to continue.

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Risk of Oil Transport is Heating Up

We’ve seen some vivid examples of the dangers of oil by rail and are working in the legislature to protect our communities.

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Oil train derails in Seattle; no injuries or spill

Nothing spilled when three tanker cars in an oil train from North Dakota derailed at a rail yard early Thursday, but it alarmed environmentalists.

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Joan Crooks Named CEO of WEC & WCV

Long-time environmental leader will head two premier state environmental groups.

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Big Oil Blocks Progress on Environmental Priorities

Oil industry’s influence in the legislature blocks two environmental community priorities that would have moved Washington forward.

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Derelict Vessel Bill Signed into Law

New law gives state tools, resources to prevent oil spills from abandoned ships.

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DNR and U.S. Navy announce new partnership to protect Hood Canal

Statement from Joan Crooks in response to today’s announcement.

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State Supreme Court Decision Upholds Toxic Clean-up Fund

Statement in response to today’s State Supreme Court decision upholding the Model Toxics Control Act.

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New State Stormwater Permits Present Opportunities for Puget Sound

Final versions will require increased use of “green infrastructure” to protect Puget Sound and other state waterways.

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