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

Environmental Priorities Coalition Launches 2018 Priorities

The coalition calls on the Legislature to act on climate, sustainably manage state water resources, remove toxics in food packaging, and prevent Puget Sound oil spills.

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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.

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Talking Toxics | Part 1: Funding in Crisis

Over the last decade, the legislature has both raided MTCA funds to pay for other state programs and overspent MTCA dollars, putting the future of the law at risk.

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Ask your legislator to schedule a town hall

Your elected officials are in office to represent you, which means they should be holding town halls to hear about your priorities! Ask your legislator to schedule a town hall.

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