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

Session Ending with Key Environmental Protections Left Undone

A divided Legislature ending without passing budget essential for communities and the environment.

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Millions of dollars of state projects for Spokane stalled in legislative logjam

The failure to pass the two-year Capital Budget would be historic, but not in a good way.

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Budget Deal Includes Action on Climate and Closing Oil Loophole

Clean Air Rule funding and the Big Oil Loophole closure are two bright spots in this budget that are good for the people of Washington.

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