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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Statement in Response to the Washington Clean Air Rule

Statement from Climate Solutions, Washington Environmental Council, and Washington Conservation Voters.

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First Forest Project in Washington State To Meet California Carbon Standards

Microsoft purchases credits to offset their carbon emissions, thanks to our work with the Nisqually Land Trust.

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Response to Announcement on Fish Consumption and Water Quality

Joan Crooks, CEO, weighs in.

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Shell Loses Appeal of Oil Train Project in Skagit County

Thanks to your voices, they’re taking a second look at environmental and public health risks.

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