2019 Environmental Priorities for WA Legislature Announced

Broad coalition to advance policies for clean energy, orca recovery, oil spill prevention, and plastic pollution

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State Board Confirms Coal Terminal’s Threat to Clean Water

The state board affirmed Department of Ecology’s denial of a necessary water permit for the proposed Millennium Bulk Coal Terminals.

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Seattle Area Open Water Swimmers Tackle English Channel Crossing for Clean Water

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.

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U.S. environmental, indigenous leaders to meet with Canada Consulate to reiterate strong opposition to Trans Mountain Pipeline

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.

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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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We’ve Filed An Initiative: Protect Washington Act

This act will protect Washington for our children, our grandchildren, and future generations by quickly and effectively reducing pollution and addressing its negative impacts.  

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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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Senate Committee Approves Major Climate Bill

The Senate Energy, Environment & Technology Committee voted to approve SSB 6203: Reducing carbon pollution by investing in rural economic development and a clean energy economy.

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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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Environmental community counters coal industry’s legal attack on public health

Washington has rejected the Millennium coal project three times already, but we’re stepping up to defend our state in doing its duty.

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Orca Salmon Alliance Calls on Governor Inslee to Form Emergency Task Force

Immediate action must be taken to prevent the extinction of two emblems of the Pacific Northwest: Chinook salmon and orcas.

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Statement on Washington’s Wildfires

This month brings a sobering reminder that the pain from these disasters is not natural. These are climate disasters.

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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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Announcing a Plan to Sue the U.S. Navy

Our local Navy continues to ignore reasonable pollution controls to protect an ailing Sinclair Inlet.

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Washington Legislators Address Growing Safety Threat from Oil Transportation

New bills propose creating reliable funding for oil spill prevention and safety, industry accountability, protections for Puget Sound.

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Environmental groups applaud EPA’s preliminary affirmative decision regarding a Puget Sound No Discharge Zone

Keeping ship and boat sewage out of Puget Sound is good for wildlife and human health

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2016 Legislative Session: Public holds the line on essential environmental laws and investments

Challenges remain as Legislature leaves key issues and funding declines unaddressed

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Record-Breaking Number of Comments Pours in Against Proposed Tesoro-Savage Oil Terminal

Over 300,000 comments and almost 2,000 hearing attendees say NO to largest proposed oil terminal in nation.

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Environmental Priorities Coalition Launches 2016 Priority

This Priority will protect laws and investments in clean energy, clean air and water, and healthy lands.

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