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2013 Legislative Session: Missed Opportunities With a Few Bright Spots
The Legislature adjourned on Saturday, ending a very long session with a number of missed opportunities to improve the health of our environment, make sure oil companies pay their far share in taxes, and protect our families from toxic chemicals.
Derelict Vessel Bill Signed into Law
New law gives state tools, resources to prevent oil spills from abandoned ships
DNR and U.S. Navy announce new partnership to protect Hood Canal
The DNR and U.S. Navy announced a new partnership to protect Hood Canal
WEC Welcomes People For Puget Sound
Joan Crooks, Executive Director at Washington Environmental Council, welcomes People For Puget Sound.
Update: People For Puget Sound Transition
A letter from People For Puget Sound on the transition to Washington Environmental Council and EarthCorps
Important Update from People For Puget Sound
State passes on setting fish-consumption rates
08/20/2012: Health: Next administration will settle controversy that has major implications on pollution-discharge levels
Washington announces new rain runoff requirements
SEATTLE – Washington state will begin requiring municipalities to use "rain gardens" and pervious pavement in new urban developments to combat rainwater pollution to the state's rivers and lakes and to the Puget Sound, officials announced Wednesday.
New State Stormwater Permits Present Opportunities for Puget Sound
OLYMPIA, Wash. —Today the Washington State Department of Ecology issued its stormwater permits for large and medium-sized cities throughout Western Washington. These permits set standards for using green infrastructure (or Low Impact Development) solutions for new development to prevent polluted stormwater runoff from streets and paved development into our waterways. It is the primary statewide regulatory tool to protect Puget Sound, public health, and quality of life from polluted runoff.