News Release | Environment Washington

Governor Inslee sets Oct 1 as the start date for Washington’s new bag law

The environmental community applauds Governor Inslee for getting Washington’s new bag law back on track.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: House passes landmark water and transportation bill to restore and enhance U.S. infrastructure

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a legislative package on Thursday that would improve water infrastructure, protect drinking water, and repair and expand our transportation system.  The package combined several bills, including the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2021 and the AQUA Act, under the umbrella of the INVEST in America Act.  

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Target’s new plastic packaging goal is a step in the right direction

The Fortune 50 retailer Target announced a new goal Tuesday to reduce its use of virgin plastic 20 percent by 2025 across its own brand frequency products. 

News Release | Environment Washington

Environment Washington launches summer campaign to save our orcas

In western Washington, the approach of summer means sunnier skies and the return of Southern Resident orcas to Puget Sound and the greater Salish Sea. For Environment Washington, a citizen-based advocacy group that works to improve the quality of our environment and our lives, this summer means the launch of a major canvass program to mobilize and educate the public about the plight of the endangered Southern Resident orcas.

News Release | Environment America and U.S. PIRG

House panel advances fix-it-first, carbon-conscious approach to transportation

In a bipartisan vote, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced the “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation in America (INVEST in America) Act” early Thursday morning. As part of that “new vision,” in a departure from past transportation bills, it emphasizes fixing existing infrastructure before building new highways.