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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

New Report: Solar Capacity in Washington Grew By 33% in 2013

Environment Washington Research & Policy Center released a new report: Lighting the Way: The Top Ten States that Helped Drive America’s Solar Energy Boom in 2013, showing strong solar growth across the nation including a 33 percent increase in Washington in 2013. The report emphasizes that it is not availability of sunlight that makes states solar leaders, but the degree to which state and local governments have created effective public policy to help capture the virtually unlimited and pollution-free energy from the sun. 

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News Release | Environment Washington

EPA Proposes Biggest Step for Clean Water in a Decade

Yesterday, in the biggest step forward for clean water in more than a decade, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule to close loopholes in the Clean Water Act that leave 54% of Washington’s streams and millions of acres of wetlands at risk of unchecked pollution and development.

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News Release | Environment Washington

Solar Advocates Gather For "Solar Panel Discussion"

On Thursday evening, representatives from the solar industry, Evergreen students, environmentalists and Olympia residents convened at the Evergreen State College for a “panel discussion” to determine the future of solar power in Washington State.

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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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