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January 16 is Martin Luther King Jr Day 2023

Today is Martin Luther King Jr Day, a day to pause and honor the pastor and fierce organizer who did so much to uplift the struggles of Black Americans and those in poverty, and who achieved genuine progress toward racial equality.  Many will quote Dr. King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.  There are so…

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Washington Environmental Council and Washington Conservation Voters are now: Washington Conservation Action

Washington Environmental Council and Washington Conservation Voters are now: Washington Conservation Action

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Clean Fuel Standard coming to Washington State

Washington State Department of Ecology released the final rule for the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS). The final rule requires a 20% reduction in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 2034—the strongest possible trajectory under the law.

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Voting Process: What to expect post-election FAQ:

There’s a lot of voting and election misinformation, check out our FAQ to learn more and stay informed.

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October 10, 2022 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Washington Environmental Council is taking the day pause and honor, observe, and reflect upon the first peoples of what we now call Washington state.

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Our letter to Governor Inslee and Senator Murray on Lower Snake River Dam Benefit Replacement Draft Report

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.

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Act Now: Stop Salmon, Steelhead, and Orca Extinction

We can stop extinction and lead the largest salmon restoration in history. But it won’t happen without your support.

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Celebrating Billy Frank Jr Day, Still Fighting for 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

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Free speaker series explores Pacific Northwest dams, salmon, culture, economy

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.

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Puyallup Tribe, Community Organizations Challenge Dangerous Tacoma LNG Facility

Permits based on flawed and dangerous analysis put community at risk

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Today is Indigenous Peoples’ Day

On this Indigenous Peoples Day, it is important to recognize that having only one day to honor the Indigenous communities who have lived on this land since time immemorial is not enough.  We invite you to join us in setting the intention to show gratitude, humility, and solidarity in standing with Indigenous peoples across our state throughout the year and through our lives.

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Celebrating 10 years of dam removal, salmon recovery, and community resilience on the Lower Elwha

Ten years ago this fall, the biggest dam deconstruction anywhere in the world began in the Elwha River watershed on the Olympic Peninsula.

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Transportation justice is climate justice

We must address transportation in our communities to tackle climate justice in Washington — people living in urban and rural Washington alike deserve an array of options to get them where they need to go.

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Snake River named America’s Most Endangered River for 2021

Salmon recovery action must be part of national infrastructure investment

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The Model Toxics Control Act: From leaking landfills to environmental justice

During this time of reckoning with our country’s racist history, it’s important for all of us to look at our own history and understand what role each of us have played in creating and upholding systems of oppression and institutional racism.

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Stop TransMountain: The First Nations’ movement against the Trans Mountain Expansion Project

The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project is part of a structurally violent system with a history of violations against Indigenous Rights

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There is No Climate Justice Without Racial Justice

Census data and science tell us that, more than income or geography, race is still the number one indicator of whether a person will live near contaminated air, water, and soil. Washington is no stranger to these disparities.

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Sustaining our Sustenance: Why Caring for Washington Agricultural Workers is a Form of Environmental Justice

What it takes to fight for a sustainable and just future

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