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A State of the Sound report preview

While the annual State of the Sound report isn’t due out until Nov. 1, an overview of the report was presented at a Puget Sound...Read More

$70 million allocated for Chehalis Basin flood, habitat improvements

The Chehalis Basin Board voted on Aug. 16 to approve a two-year spending plan totaling $70 million for its basinwide strategy.  The plan lays out...Read More

Rep. Ramel eyes climate legislation in 2022

Rep. Alex Ramel (D-40th) is planning on reintroducing a revised version of the Healthy Homes and Clean Buildings Act, legislation that would seek to reduce...Read More

This summer’s drought was unexpected, and unfunded

This year’s severe drought caught elected officials and state environmental agencies off guard which led to not only a shortage of water, but of funding...Read More

Lorraine Loomis dies at 81, remembered for tirelessly fighting for NW Tribes

Lorraine Loomis, the chairperson for the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) and Swinomish fisheries manager, died on Aug. 10 at the age of 81.  Loomis...Read More

Ecology set to begin Climate Commitment Act rulemaking this fall

Last week, the Washington Department of Ecology launched its efforts to develop the program and regulations needed to implement the Climate Commitment Act, a new...Read More

Rep. Kilmer joins U.S. Interior Secretary Haaland in Taholah

Today, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) joined U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland in Taholah, Washington, to tour the Quinault Indian Nation’s Taholah Village Relocation project,...Read More

Port of Seattle Terminal 91

Q&A: How to build a more environmentally friendly port

This April, the Port of Seattle along with the Port of Tacoma, Northwest Seaport Alliance and Vancouver Fraser Port Authority committed to zero greenhouse gas...Read More

Washington State Department of Ecology

Drought spurs aid for farms, fish & public health

Getting help to farmers, threatened fish species, and local public health agencies is the focus of an initial round of emergency drought grants from the...Read More

Dept. of Ecology issues $742,800 in fines

The Washington state Department of Ecology issued $742,800 in penalties of more than $1,000 or more from April through June 2021, including a $501,000 fine...Read More