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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Weakened Oil Transportation Bill Set to Pass in State Legislature

Oil industry pressure weakened the bill.

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Statements Leaders on Gov. Inslee’s Climate Action

Washington is fortunate to have a governor who listens to the people and local communities.

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Joan Crooks Named CEO of WEC & WCV

Long-time environmental leader will head two premier state environmental groups.

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Big Oil Blocks Progress on Environmental Priorities

Oil industry’s influence in the legislature blocks two environmental community priorities that would have moved Washington forward.

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Derelict Vessel Bill Signed into Law

New law gives state tools, resources to prevent oil spills from abandoned ships.

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DNR and U.S. Navy announce new partnership to protect Hood Canal

Statement from Joan Crooks in response to today’s announcement.

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Gov. Inslee Signs Climate Action Bill into Law

Governor-request and Environmental Priority law will convene state leaders from both parties to address climate change.

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WEC and El Centro Work Together to Turn out Latino Voters

This voter-outreach campaign is our largest outreach program yet.

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State Supreme Court Decision Upholds Toxic Clean-up Fund

Statement in response to today’s State Supreme Court decision upholding the Model Toxics Control Act.

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New State Stormwater Permits Present Opportunities for Puget Sound

Final versions will require increased use of “green infrastructure” to protect Puget Sound and other state waterways.

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Bipartisan Poll Shows Strong Support for Environmental Protections

Yet state legislators are moving to undermine environmental protections in Olympia.

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First in Nation Ban on Toxic Coal Tar Sealants Passes

Sealants contain high levels of toxic substances, posing threat to public health.

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Environmental Community Prevents Major Rollbacks in 2012 Session

Historic attacks fended off, but lawmakers miss opportunity to protect kids against toxic flame retardants.

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Coalition Reacts to Planned Mega-Coal Export Operation at Cherry Point

Groups raise major concerns about impact on public health, environment, and economy.

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Coalition Challenges Permit Allowing Dirty Coal Export to Asia from WA Port

Longview coal export plan ignores impacts on human health, air quality and global climate.

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Legislature Delivers Mixed Results for Environment

No solution for clean water, but progress on budget and toxics.

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Governor Gregoire Rallies 5,000 for Clean Water Funding

Statewide telephone town hall connected people from across the state with the Governor.

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