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Snake River named America’s Most Endangered River for 2021

Salmon recovery action must be part of national infrastructure investment

  • People for Puget Sound

What happens after you flush?

 

  • Clean Water
  • Educating Voters
  • People for Puget Sound
  • Racial & Environmental Justice

The Model Toxics Control Act: From leaking landfills to environmental justice

During this time of reckoning with our country’s racist history, it’s important for all of us to look at our own history and understand what role each of us have played in creating and upholding systems of oppression and institutional racism.

  • People for Puget Sound

Whale-Watch Companies Asked to Stop Disturbing Critically Endangered Orcas

Commercial and Recreational Boaters Asked To “Take The Pledge” to Protect Pregnant Orcas

  • Fossil Fuels
  • People for Puget Sound
  • Racial & Environmental Justice

Stop TransMountain: The First Nations’ movement against the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project is part of a structurally violent system with a history of violations against Indigenous Rights

  • Climate & Clean Energy
  • Environmental Priorities Coalition
  • Evergreen Forests
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Lobby & Advocacy
  • People for Puget Sound

2020 Session Sees Some Environmental Progress, but Senate Fails to Pass Two Major Climate Bills

Two of four Environmental Priorities passed this session, but major climate action stalled again in the Senate.

  • People for Puget Sound

Suquamish Tribe, Environmental Groups, and State of Washington Reach Settlement of Lawsuit Over U.S. Navy Contamination of Puget Sound

The Suquamish Tribe, Puget Soundkeeper, Washington Environmental Council, and the State of Washington announced a settlement with the U.S. Navy

  • Climate & Clean Energy
  • Environmental Priorities Coalition
  • Evergreen Forests
  • Lobby & Advocacy
  • People for Puget Sound

Washington Environmental Community sets bold agenda for 2020 Legislative Session

After passing years of backlogged environmental bills in 2019 , room opens to address long standing environmental issues like urgent climate action, orca and salmon recovery, and a growing crisis from plastic pollution

  • People for Puget Sound

Court denies Trump Administration reversal of a No Discharge Zone for the Puget Sound

Keeping ship and boat sewage out of Sound, key solution to restoring one of the nation’s largest inland waterbodies

  • People for Puget Sound

We Are Puget Sound

Join us in deciding the future of Puget Sound and the Salish Sea.

  • People for Puget Sound

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Protecting Orcas in the San Juan Islands

Join Rein out on the water with the Whale Museum’s Soundwatch Boater Education Program

  • People for Puget Sound

The New Nature’s Scorecard: Has your city’s score improved?

Your local government should be protecting you from stormwater pollution and flooding – but are they?

  • Lobby & Advocacy
  • People for Puget Sound

Governor Inslee signs largest overhaul of state toxic clean-up program in decades

Governor Inslee signed ESSB 5993 to reform the financial structure of the Model Toxics Control Act, the state’s toxic site clean-up program.

  • Climate & Clean Energy
  • Environmental Priorities Coalition
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Lobby & Advocacy
  • People for Puget Sound

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

  • Environmental Priorities Coalition
  • Lobby & Advocacy
  • People for Puget Sound

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

  • Fossil Fuels
  • People for Puget Sound

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

  • Environmental Priorities Coalition
  • People for Puget Sound

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…

  • People for Puget Sound

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…

  • People for Puget Sound

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.

  • Climate & Clean Energy
  • Environmental Priorities Coalition
  • Fossil Fuels
  • Lobby & Advocacy
  • People for Puget Sound

2019 Environmental Priorities for WA Legislature Announced

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

  • Climate & Clean Energy
  • Evergreen Forests
  • Fossil Fuels
  • People for Puget Sound

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.

  • People for Puget Sound

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.

  • People for Puget Sound

Resource: Green Infrastructure Photo Bank

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

  • Climate & Clean Energy
  • Fossil Fuels
  • People for Puget Sound

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.

  • Lobby & Advocacy
  • People for Puget Sound

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!

  • People for Puget Sound

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.

  • Environmental Priorities Coalition
  • Lobby & Advocacy
  • People for Puget Sound

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.

  • People for Puget Sound

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.

  • People for Puget Sound

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.

  • Climate & Clean Energy
  • People for Puget Sound

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.

  • People for Puget Sound

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.

  • People for Puget Sound

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!

  • Educating Voters
  • People for Puget Sound

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.

  • Climate & Clean Energy
  • People for Puget Sound

One million voices say no to coal and oil

We helped deliver over one million statements to protect the Pacific Northwest from oil and coal exports Governor Jay Inslee!

  • Educating Voters
  • Lobby & Advocacy
  • People for Puget Sound

Advocates call on lawmakers to resist environmental cuts in Trump budget

President Donald Trump abandons Puget Sound cleanup and restoration in his proposed 2018 budget.

  • People for Puget Sound

Environmentalists seek answers in West Point sewage plant meltdown

Hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage and stormwater poured into Puget Sound while the plant was decimated by floodwaters and raw sewage.

  • People for Puget Sound

5 Ways To Stand Up For Puget Sound

A call to action for Puget Sound in light of potential Trump Administration cuts to federal Puget Sound funding.

  • People for Puget Sound

Announcing a Plan to Sue the U.S. Navy

Our local Navy continues to ignore reasonable pollution controls to protect an ailing Sinclair Inlet.

  • Climate & Clean Energy
  • Environmental Priorities Coalition
  • People for Puget Sound

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.

  • Environmental Priorities Coalition
  • Lobby & Advocacy
  • People for Puget Sound

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.

  • Environmental Priorities Coalition
  • Lobby & Advocacy
  • People for Puget Sound

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.

  • People for Puget Sound

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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