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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. 

News Release | Environment Washington

Issaquah Voters Uphold Plastic Bag Ban

Issaquah voters have shown support for the city's plastic bag ban by voting "no" on Proposition 1, which would have overturned the plastic bag ordinance and is likely to fail.

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News Release | Environment Washington

Global Warming has Winter Games Skating on Thin Ice

Seattle – As the world turns its attention to the Sochi Olympic Games, Environment America revealed a summary of impacts global warming is having on Winter Olympic sports, and highlighting the need to act urgently to reduce the carbon pollution fueling global warming.

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Report | Environment Washington

Skating on Thin Ice

"When it comes to the future of winter sports, global warming has us skating on thin ice. There's still time to keep from sliding off the edge by going after the biggest sources of the carbon pollution fueling the problem." -- Anusha Narayanan, field associate, Environemnt Washington.Eight ways global warming is affecting Winter Olympic sports

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News Release | Environment Washington

Volunteers hit the streets to urge Issaquah to vote no on Proposition 1

In June of 2012, the Issaquah City Council voted in favor of banning single-use plastic grocery bags and the ordinance went into effect March of 2013.  An initiative on the ballot this month, Proposition 1, if passed, would overturn Issaquah’s ban on plastic grocery bags.

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Report | Environment Washington Research & Policy Center

Death By a Thousand Cuts

This report serves as a testament to the tangible and debilitating impacts that underfunding of the National Park Service is having on the long-term preservation of our parks, seashores, monuments and historic sites. Using park specific impacts of the March 2013 sequester as the frame, “Death by a Thousand Cuts” provides state specific data for all 29 states in the Environment America federation.

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