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Environment

Finally a definition of environmental justice with reparations?

One More Time, A Failed Bill, A Far Reaching Budget Proviso: A proviso in the 2019-2021 biennial operating budget (section 221, subsection 48 ESHB 1109)...Read More

Political considerations entwined in disputes over Kalama Methanol plant

State Senator Dean Takko’s statement was unequivocal: With this report, the Department of Ecology has proven once again that the Kalama Methanol facility will result...Read More

DNR extends recreation closure on eastern Washington lands due to fire danger

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is extending the closure of all of the lands it manages east of the Cascades to recreation...Read More

Inslee orders rework of wolf management policies

Wolf advocates celebrated today after Gov. Inslee issued a directive reversing a Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission (DFW) ruling governing the killing of wolves involved...Read More

Trump Administration touts cleanup mission at Hanford Site

On Thursday, the Trump Victory Committee sent out an email blast touting the Trump Administration’s progress in a cleanup mission on the Hanford Site –...Read More

Commissioner Franz Pleads with Residents: ‘Please Help Protect Firefighters by Doing Your Part to Reduce COVID-19 Spread’

Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, leader of Washington state’s wildfire fighting force, today is reiterating her message to residents: Please take seriously efforts to...Read More

Op-ed: Building Back Better: Investing in a Resilient Recovery for Washington State

When the Legislature reconvenes, it will be forced to grapple with the immediate health and economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, with mounting pressure to...Read More

Washington 10th Congressional District Candidate Debate slated for July 1st

On Wednesday, July 1, Washington State Wire and The Nature Conservancy in Washington will host virtual debate between six candidates for the 10th Congressional District...Read More

Report: Transformation of Pacific NW waste & recycling by 2040 would bring tens of thousands of jobs and cut pollution

The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure (CSI) today released a blueprint for transforming the Pacific Northwest’s waste system into a world-class model that delivers widespread economic,...Read More

Eagle-eyed walker finds Asian Giant Hornet on roadway

Today the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) reported the first confirmed sighting of an Asian giant hornet in Washington this year. On May 27,...Read More