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Report drew leaders' attention to plastic pollution.

Our report, “Keeping Plastic Out of Puget Sound,” detailed the damage caused by plastic pollution and noted that local and national governments worldwide are taking action to ban the bags. We had the lead quote in a front page Seattle Times article on this issue, grabbing the attention of city and state leaders. We need your help to turn a statewide bag ban from great idea into reality. 

Report | Environment Washington

Coalition urges state leaders to address lead in school drinking water

Environment Washington and coalition of organizations is calling on state budget leaders to include a state budget provision that would direct the WA State Department of Health (DOH) to develop guidance and recommendations for schools to take action to reduce lead when test results exceed the maximum level recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and recommendations for communicating test results to parents and the community, including that there is no safe level of lead in water, as the science makes clear.

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News Release | Environment Washington

Hotter Summers Coming to Washington

Environment Washington marked the first day of summer by urging leaders at all levels of government to tackle climate change. According to scientists at Climate Central, global warming pollution will fuel even hotter summers in the future. Summer temperatures in Washington are already 1.1 degrees hotter now, on average, than in the 1970s. Without action to eliminate global warming pollution, summer temperatures here in Washington could rise by 10.75 degrees by the end of the century. That would make summer days in Seattle feel more like they do now in Placentia, CA.

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Today is the longest day of the year. Let’s capture that sunlight for clean energy. | Bret Fanshaw

Today in the Northern Hemisphere, we experience the longest day of the year, when the sun showers our half of the world with bright and powerful rays of light.

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News Release | Environment Washington

Washington State Ranking for Total New Solar Installations Ticks Up in 2017, Lags Many Other States

A new analysis released by SEIA/GTM Research shows Washington State ranks 27th for solar installations in the first quarter of 2017, up from its 28th place ranking for annual solar installations in 2016. Nationally, solar accounted for 30 percent of new energy capacity in that time.

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Charging ahead: Los Angeles kick-starts electric car sharing program in low-income communities | Michelle Kinman

This Friday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will launch BlueLA Carsharing, the city’s new, innovative electric car sharing program. It’s specifically designed to provide low-income Angelenos with more options for getting from point A to B, all while cleaning up our air, improving public health and protecting our climate.

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