This unanimous decision recognizes that the DNR can integrate the many diverse public benefits of forests into the management of state forestlands, beyond maximizing revenue generation from timber harvests.
WEC and WCV support the removal of the dams. Washington and the Federal government must uphold Treaty Rights and restore the nearly extinct Snake River salmon.
Stormwater retrofits help control the greatest threat to our waters but Nature’s Scorecard shows that municipalities aren’t doing what needs to be done.
We can stop extinction and lead the largest salmon restoration in history. But it won’t happen without your support.
2022 Washington Legislators Push Transportation Across Finish Line, Leaders React on Priorities. It was a strong year for environmental priorities, including GMA and salmon.
Honoring Billy Frank Jr fought for tribes, salmon, and the natural world. We honor and observe him on March 9, Billy Frank Jr Day with resources and ways to learn more about him
As a July deadline approaches for Governor Inslee & Senator Murray to announce their action plan for whether to breach the four lower Snake dams, a free series of events, beginning this week, will provide insight into the most critical questions facing the Pacific Northwest.
Court sides with public health and environmentalists, blocking lingering Trump Administration attempt to allow vessels to dump sewage into Puget Sound.
Environmental Orgs Respond to Introduction of 2022 Transportation Package
Today marks the first day of Washington’s 2022 legislative session.
Even with a shorter session, the Environmental Priorities Coalition will continue fighting for people and the environment — making sure we maintain our commitment to address the climate crisis, salmon recovery, and help sustain healthy communities for generations to come.
Today, Washington Environmental Council and Washington Conservation Voters released our annual State of Forests and Public Lands report online.
Washington’s 2021-23 capital budget includes $16.3 million for a new Community Forest Program administered by the Recreation and Conservation Office (RCO). This level of funding will support six projects driven by local communities in Chelan, Jefferson, Pierce, Klickitat, Kittitas, and Kitsap Counties.
Critical Climate Policies Position Washington State as a Climate Leader
Transformational Climate Policy Will Head to Governor’s Desk
Landmark Climate Commitment Act Passes the House and now heads to Senate for Concurrence
Pressure on Senate Leadership to approve Critical Climate Policy Majority of Washingtonians Consistently Support
Our Digital Week of Action was a huge success!
Our first ever all-virtual Environmental Week of Action was a great success–thanks to you!
A key indicator of climate change is found in the ever-increasing rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet; nearly 1.2 trillion tons each year. While the speed of ice loss is now in line with worst-case scenarios for people and our environment, we will not achieve climate justice without racial justice. We must…
Washington Environmental Council will use the following criteria to guide evaluation of proposed policies, center community and advance racial equity, improve technical aspects, and ultimately whether or not the policies as proposed are at a place we can continue to constructively engage. Click here for our guide.
Like you, I feel uneasy because of what we had to bear witness to at the U.S. Capitol and at our own Capitol complex in Olympia earlier this month. While the lopsided response to a predominantly white, antisemitic, right-wing attack wasn’t surprising for so many of us Native, Black, immigrant, Latinx, queer people, or people…
Two of four Environmental Priorities passed this session, but major climate action stalled again in the Senate.
After passing years of backlogged environmental bills in 2019 , room opens to address long standing environmental issues like urgent climate action, orca and salmon recovery, and a growing crisis from plastic pollution
Governor Inslee signed ESSB 5993 to reform the financial structure of the Model Toxics Control Act, the state’s toxic site clean-up program.
Washington State takes significant climate action in 2019! Governor Inslee will be signing legislation, including the strongest clean electricity bill in the nation.
From clean energy to orca protection state marks more progress than any time in the last decade
New legislation is strongest clean electricity bill in the nation
Salmon habitat recovery, oil spill prevention, vessel noise and disturbance, reducing toxic pollution are all now expected to reach Governor Inslee’s desk
Diverse constituencies celebrate significant milestone of House of Representatives vote
State moving to phase-out coal power by 2025, address inequities in electricity sector, and transition state to 100 percent clean electricity by 2045.
On January 29, 500 Washingtonians gathered in Olympia to say: THIS is the year to make big progress on the environment! Together, we showed the legislature that we must pass 100% Clean Electricity, Orca Emergency Response, Oil Spill Prevention, and Plastic Pollution Reduction. Thank you to filmmaker Katherine Leggett: https://www.filmmissives.com/
Environmental Priorities Coalition Senate Committee Chair Sen. Carlyle Indicates Intention for Swift Committee Action Olympia, WA – The Senate Environment, Energy and Technology committee held its first hearing to an overflow crowd on Senate Bill 5116, which would move Washington State to 100 percent clean electricity. The legislation includes: Phase out of coal from our…
Broad coalition to advance policies for clean energy, orca recovery, oil spill prevention, and plastic pollution
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Thanks to years of hard work, we have finalized the Protect Washington Act ballot initiative and we officially started gathering signatures for Yes on 1631!
Our communities are all connected – by the rail lines, by the shorelines, and by our economy. Together we’re moving beyond fossil fuels to our clean energy economy!
Under new leadership in the state Senate, there was a renewed energy for environmental progress with nearly 300 bills introduced!
After six years of public process and tens of thousands of supportive comments from you and members of our coalition, we have a new level of protection for Puget Sound!
Short 2018 session ends with bipartisan support for oil spill prevention and toxic-free food packaging
This important bill provides greater protection to our communities and environment from the risks of transporting oil by marine vessels, trains, and pipelines.
This bill says loud and clear that Washington must lead on climate.