WEC has a long history of leadership in passing, enforcing, and defending the foundational laws that help keep Washington’s environment healthy: the State Environmental Policy Act, the State Superfund Law, the Growth Management Act, and the Shoreline Management Act.

WEC builds power for the environmental movement in Washington through policy expertise, building broad partnerships, and applying innovative and strategic techniques for meaningful change. Over the decades, we have achieved groundbreaking solutions including reducing carbon pollution, promoting clean energy, reducing harmful water pollution, restoring Puget Sound, and protecting forests and public lands that make the Evergreen State a great place to live, work, and play. Advocating our program priorities, we advance essential policies for the environment and secure needed funding for core programs and projects that turn smart ideas into reality.

We bring the environmental community together through the Environmental Priorities Coalition. Each year, over 20 groups that make up the Coalition select clear priority issues to advance in the state legislature. WEC works with key partners outside the environmental community including labor unions, local governments, public health organizations, social justice organizations, and many more. These partnerships are essential to building a healthy, equitable, and prosperous future for all Washingtonians.

Lobby Advocacy News and Stories

New legislative leadership results in environmental progress

Short 2018 session ends with bipartisan support for oil spill prevention and toxic-free food packaging

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Washington State Legislature Passes Oil Spill Prevention Act

This important bill provides greater protection to our communities and environment from the risks of transporting oil by marine vessels, trains, and pipelines.

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Statement on HB 1144

This bill says loud and clear that Washington must lead on climate.

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Climate Bills to Watch in 2018

WEC and our partners are working on a suite of bills this session that will put Washington state on the right path to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, invest in our communities for jobs in clean energy, and create new markets for clean fuels.

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