2019: Legislature passes overhaul of toxic clean-up program

This legislative session, state leaders secured a landmark law to ensure that Big Oil pays their fair share for toxic cleanups, managing and preventing pollution, and supporting communities. This bill would reform the financial structure of the Model Toxics Control Act, the state’s toxic site clean-up program. Washington now has the tools we need to get to work tackling the more than 6,000 polluted sites we still have left and prevent pollution from flowing into our neighborhoods, homes, and waterways in the first place.