News Release | Environment Washington

Bill to Protect Kids from Lead-Contaminated Drinking Water in WA Schools Introduced

A state bill to protect kids from lead in school drinking water has been introduced in Olympia by Rep. Gerry Pollet. HB 1860 would require schools to notify parents when tests detect lead levels at 1 part per billion (ppb), and to fix water outlets where lead levels reach 5 ppb or higher.

News Release | Environment Washington

Testimony in support of SB 5397, the Product Stewardship Bill

Testimony in support of SB 5397, the Product Stewardship Bill. We support this bill because it will improve recycling in Washington State.

News Release | Environment Washington

Reusable Bag Bill Passes Senate Environment Committee

On January 31, 2019, the Senate Energy, Environment and Technology Committee passed the Reusable Bag Bill, SB 5323, which will reduce plastic pollution in Washington by banning single-use plastic bags. Following is the statement of Environment Washington Director Bruce Speight.

News Release | Environment America

Fast food and football: who scores, who fumbles?

With Super Bowl LIII coming up Sunday, Americans have foods such as hamburgers and pizza on their minds -- and many corporations (such as Budweiser) are touting their socially-responsible deeds in commercials.

But many corporate deeds go under the radar. In late January, two companies closely identified with football made big plays. One scored. One fumbled.

News Release | Environment America

Reports: EPA fails to make drinking water safe from toxic PFAS

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not establish federal limits in drinking water for two prevalent toxic chemicals. The agency’s forthcoming management plan for combatting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) lacks safeguards on PFOA and PFOS, two of the best-understood toxic PFAS chemicals. These chemicals have contaminated drinking water from Michigan to North Carolina. In refusing to set limits for PFAS, EPA is abdicating its core mission to protect human health.