Salmon recovery action must be part of national infrastructure investment
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.
Commercial and Recreational Boaters Asked To “Take The Pledge” to Protect Pregnant Orcas
The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project is part of a structurally violent system with a history of violations against Indigenous Rights
Two of four Environmental Priorities passed this session, but major climate action stalled again in the Senate.
The Suquamish Tribe, Puget Soundkeeper, Washington Environmental Council, and the State of Washington announced a settlement with the U.S. Navy
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
Keeping ship and boat sewage out of Sound, key solution to restoring one of the nation’s largest inland waterbodies
Join us in deciding the future of Puget Sound and the Salish Sea.
Join Rein out on the water with the Whale Museum’s Soundwatch Boater Education Program
Your local government should be protecting you from stormwater pollution and flooding – but are they?
Governor Inslee signed ESSB 5993 to reform the financial structure of the Model Toxics Control Act, the state’s toxic site clean-up program.
From clean energy to orca protection state marks more progress than any time in the last decade
Salmon habitat recovery, oil spill prevention, vessel noise and disturbance, reducing toxic pollution are all now expected to reach Governor Inslee’s desk
Increased traffic, new types of oil, and less safe ships put local fishing economy, environment, and tribal cultural and treaty rights at risk
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…
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For over a week, a young orca mother’s unprecedented grief has reminded all of us about what southern resident orcas face.
Broad coalition to advance policies for clean energy, orca recovery, oil spill prevention, and plastic pollution
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.
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.
Looking for images of rain gardens, green infrastructure, and healthy communities? Look no further?
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.
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!
Their Environmental Equity Program advances social equity, environmental justice, and community-powered leadership on behalf of those most affected by environmental issues.
Innovative projects are using state funding from the toxics law to clean up legacy pollution and then build urgently needed affordable housing.
Is your community reducing pollution and planning for growth? This scorecard grades their performance on using green, low-impact development practices.
Immediate action must be taken to prevent the extinction of two emblems of the Pacific Northwest: Chinook salmon and orcas.
The Washington Department of Ecology denied a key water quality permit for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility in Longview.
Fortunately, over 97% of boaters already do the right thing, but not all boats properly dispose of their waste.
We hope you’ll visit Ray’s this summer to say thanks for supporting WEC and our work to protect Puget Sound!
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.
We helped deliver over one million statements to protect the Pacific Northwest from oil and coal exports Governor Jay Inslee!
President Donald Trump abandons Puget Sound cleanup and restoration in his proposed 2018 budget.
Hundreds of millions of gallons of raw sewage and stormwater poured into Puget Sound while the plant was decimated by floodwaters and raw sewage.
A call to action for Puget Sound in light of potential Trump Administration cuts to federal Puget Sound funding.
Our local Navy continues to ignore reasonable pollution controls to protect an ailing Sinclair Inlet.
In the final three months of 2016, railroads hauled 618 million gallons of oil through Washington.
New bills propose creating reliable funding for oil spill prevention and safety, industry accountability, protections for Puget Sound.
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.
Now more than ever, we need to protect and restore Puget Sound and the waters that feed it.