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In our emails, sent once or twice a week, you'll receive:
• alerts on new threats to Washington's environment
• opportunities to join other Washingtonians on urgent actions
• updates on the decisions that impact our environment
• resources to help you create a cleaner, greener future
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.
As the Department of the Interior prepares to set priorities for the America’s Great Outdoors initiative, Environment Washington urges Secretary Salazar to save the best of Washington and expand Mt. Rainier National Park to protect one of the nation’s last inland rainforests.
This morning, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed the Puget Sound Recover Act, and seven other clean water bills to restore and protect America’s great waters, including bills to protect Long Island Sound, Chesapeake Bay, Columbia River, Gulf of Mexico, San Francisco Bay, Great Lakes, and estuaries across the country.
Today, the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure held a hearing on protecting the Columbia River. A bill in the House would address the current threats to this waterway and would provide funding for restoration.