News Release | Environment Washington

Statement: The Bruce Speight Act, which addresses lead in school drinking water, clears final major legislative hurdle

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Senate Sunday unanimously approved House Bill 1139, which aims to reduce lead in schools’ drinking water.  Sponsored by Rep. Gerry Pollet, the bill was named after Bruce Speight, Environment Washington’s former state director, who passed away in 2019.

News Release | Environment America

Environment America joins 50 organizations calling on President Biden to protect the Tongass National Forest

Environment America joined national and local conservation groups, commercial fishing interests, and the outdoor recreation industry to submit a letter on Tuesday March 30,  to the Biden administration calling for carbon-dense forests, including the Tongass National Forest in Alaska, to be specifically protected in the United States’ Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC).

News Release | Environment Washington

Bill to Tackle Plastics Crisis Passes Washington State House

Today the Washington State House voted 73-24 to pass Senate Bill 5022, marking a significant step forward in tackling the runaway plastics crisis in Washington.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden expresses transformative vision in ‘Build Back Better’ infrastructure plan

Environment America, U.S. PIRG, and PennEnvironment respond to the outline of President Biden's Build Back Better plan before his speech in Pittsburgh unveiling the plan. The transformative plan focuses on infrastructure investments that will improve public health and the environment.

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