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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

Proposed Clean Water Rule Repeal Risks Drinking Water for More Than 2 Million Washingtonians

On June 27, 2017, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt proposed repealing the Clean Water Rule, which restored federal protections to half our nation’s streams and thousands of wetlands across the country. Bruce Speight, Environment Washington Director, issued the following statement:

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Bringing the message of 100 percent renewable energy to the people | Rob Sargent

As President Trump and his administration attempt to roll back decades of environmental progress, we know there’s no time to waste in moving affirmatively to reduce pollution and complete the shift to 100 percent renewable energy. This summer, we’ve got hundreds of folks working in 27 offices in 19 states across the country educating more than 1.5 million Americans about the promise and prospect of re-powering our country with clean energy.

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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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