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

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.

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Event to celebrate Washington State taking significant climate action in 2019

Washington State takes significant climate action in 2019! Governor Inslee will be signing legislation, including the strongest clean electricity bill in the nation.

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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

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Thank legislators for making the environment a priority this session

From climate action to Puget Sound and orca recovery bills – it was a historic session for the environment! Thank your legislators today.

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