News Release | Environment America Research and Policy Center

New “Voices for Clean Water” website highlights wide array of Americans speaking out against pollution threats

In response to a growing set of pollution threats and to mark today’s 47th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Environment America Research and Policy Center and the Clean Water for All coalition have launched  a new website -- “Voices for Clean Water” -- that  features photos and testimonials from a wide array of individuals from across America. They included business owners, faith leaders, public health experts and people who love to swim, hike, kayak or just drink clean water.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Tongass National Forest’s natural treasures are imperiled by Department of Agriculture’s proposal to opening area to logging

"Logging in this ancient forest would not only have a ruinous impact on biodiversity and wildlife habitats but would also greatly diminish its role in mitigating climate change. [S]ome places are simply too important to destroy."

News Release | Environment Washington Research & Policy Center and WashPIRG Foundation

King County Metro is leading the way on electric buses

King County Metro, which has been successfully testing electric buses since 2016 and has an ambitious plan for a large-scale rollout over the coming years, is among the pioneers of the technology, paving the way for other cities across the country. A new report from WashPIRG Education Fund, Environment Washington and Frontier Group highlights the agency’s experience, along with those of five other early adopters, illuminating the successes, challenges and lessons learned.

News Release | Environment America

EPA’s proposed lead rule fails to ensure safe drinking water

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposal to update to the federal Lead and Copper Rule. As proposed, EPA’s long-awaited update to the Lead and Copper Rule falls far short of the decisive action needed to “get the lead out” of our drinking water. And in a few critical provisions, the proposed rule could even take us backwards.  

News Release | Environment Washington

Students garner overwhelming public support to protect orcas by restoring the Lower Snake River

More than 15,000 Washingtonians agreed this summer to support Environment Washington’s effort to protect orcas by restoring the Lower Snake River through the removal of four dams along the waterway. Students and recent grads led this effort by engaging tens of thousands of residents statewide to urge Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell -- along with other state leaders -- to take action on this pressing issue.

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