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In western Washington, the approach of summer means sunnier skies and the return of Southern Resident orcas to Puget Sound and the greater Salish Sea. For Environment Washington, a citizen-based advocacy group that works to improve the quality of our environment and our lives, this summer means the launch of a major canvass program to mobilize and educate the public about the plight of the endangered Southern Resident orcas.
Each year, 33 billion pounds of plastic enter the marine environment — and our Pacific shoreline isn’t immune.
The EPA just announced its plan to repeal and replace the “Dirty Water Rule” — a Trump administration policy that left the drinking water of millions of Americans at risk from polluters
In a bipartisan vote, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act” early Thursday morning. As part of that “new vision,” in a departure from past transportation bills, it emphasizes fixing existing infrastructure before building new highways.
The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 (H.R. 1915) on Wednesday. The bill would authorize $40 billion over five years for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that provides communities with low-cost financing for clean water infrastructure projects. Additionally, H.R.