News Release | Environment Washington

Washington’s new bag law takes effect, reducing plastic pollution and waste

Washington’s new single-use plastic bag ban will go into effect on October 1, 2021. As of that date, retailers in the state will no longer hand out single-use, thin film plastic bags. If customers do not bring their own reusable bags, retailers can provide paper bags or reusable thicker plastic bags for an 8-cent fee, which is retained by the retailer to cover the higher cost of those bags.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. House of Representatives must pass the bipartisan infrastructure bill

The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote early next week on the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, a major bipartisan package for transportation, clean water, power infrastructure and broadband. 

News Release | Environment Washington Research & Policy Center

New report outlines key ways to reconnect nature through wildlife corridors

As biodiversity continues its decline, a new report highlights key projects that are working to reconnect nature through “wildlife corridors.”

News Release

Senate votes to revitalize American infrastructure

The infrastructure we build impacts our health and the environment for decades into the future. We applaud the Senate for recognizing that all Americans want clean air to breathe, clean, lead-free water to drink, and more options to get around.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Infrastructure must be a good deal for our health

A bipartisan group of senators met Tuesday afternoon to prepare for a vote planned Wednesday on a $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework that aims to boost federal investment in U.S. infrastructure, including billions for roads, clean water and power infrastructure, according to media reports. 

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