News Release | Environment America

Plastic pollution: One day, three solutions

One day, three decisions -- all of which may have far-reaching effects on plastic pollution in the United States.

News Release | Environment Washington

Environment Washington legislative scorecard highlights bi-partisan support for environment, public health

Environment Washington today released its 2018 Legislative Scorecard tracking how state representatives and senators voted on bills that could protect our air, water, and health.

News Release | Environment Washington

Spokane Becomes 4th Local Government in WA to Set 100% Renewable Energy Goal

On April 20, 2018, the Spokane City Council set a goal of 100% renewable energy for the city and became the 4th Local Government in WA to set a 100% renewable energy goal.

News Release | Environment Washington Research and Policy Center

Trouble in the Air: From Seattle to Yakima to Spokane, WA residents’ health at risk from numerous dirty air days in 2016

With the Trump administration proposing to weaken federal air quality and global warming emissions standards, air pollution remains a threat to public health. According to a new report by Environment Washington Research & Policy Center 3.8 million people in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area experienced 26 days of degraded air quality in 2016, 250,000 people in Yakima experienced 84 days of degraded air quality, and 554,000 people in Spokane-Spokane Valley experienced 51 days of degraded air quality, increasing the risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts. 

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