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People For Puget Sound provides 24/7 media relations on issues related to the health of Puget Sound's shorelines and marine waters.

We'll do our best to provide you in a timely manner with scientifically credible information, policy background, and to-the-point quotes for print and electronic media.

You'll find here some  Issue Backgrounders on policy and regulatory issues.

Other helpful links are our Events Calendar and our staff rosters.

Press Contacts

Kerry McHugh
Communications Director
kerry@wecprotects.org
Phone: 206.631.2605
Cell: 206.902.7555

Press Releases

Jun 29, 2013
Session adjourns with 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.
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.
May 20, 2013
New law gives state tools, resources to prevent oil spills from abandoned ships
New law gives state tools, resources to prevent oil spills from abandoned ships
May 15, 2013
Statement from Joan Crooks, Executive Director of Washington Environmental Council, in response to today’s announcement from Department of Natural Resources and U.S. Navy
The DNR and U.S. Navy announced a new partnership to protect Hood Canal
Sep 11, 2012
 
Aug 01, 2012
Final versions will require increased use of “green infrastructure” to protect Puget Sound and other state waterways
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.