News Release | Environment Washington

Statement: Agencies’ plan not enough to save orcas

The latest attempt to restore salmon populations and protect highly endangered Southern Resident orcas, announced by federal agency leaders today, comes up short. Many years of research shows that restoring the lower Snake River by removing its four dams is the best - and likely only - way to ensure salmon recovery and steer Southern Resident Orcas away from extinction. 

News Release | Environment America

Environment America unveils new initiatives during Climate Week

One of the largest climate summits of the year, Climate Week NYC, kicks off this week, as fires continue to burn across the American West, hurricanes brew in the Atlantic and heat records are broken across the country. Environment America and its state affiliates are using this event and the urgency brought on by the extreme weather to both amplify education and call for specific actions in support of climate solutions.

News Release

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

A resolute dedication to democratic ideals coupled with the wisdom to recognize how and when to see the task through to completion: Advocates for all causes would do well to emulate the qualities that made Justice Ginsburg a truly historic figure. We offer our condolences to her children and grandchildren. The country she worked so hard to improve will miss her.

News Release | Environment Washington

The historic wildfires of 2020 are a clear sign of climate change

The American West is on fire across both the Mountain and Pacific Time Zones. Wildfires have burned 625,500 acres here in  Washington, 2.5 million acres in California, 807,500 acres in Oregon, 288,000 acres in Colorado, and 111,000 acres in Montana. Pam Clough, acting state director for Environment Washington, issued the following statement.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Environmental Protection Agency finalizes catastrophic methane rule

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration finalized New Source Performance Standards Thursday for oil and gas companies. The changes will allow the industry to release methane at sites across the country with little to no accountability. Methane, which is a commonly released gas during the extraction of fossil fuels, is a highly dangerous greenhouse gas that is 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide