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News Release | Environment Washington

Agribusiness Lobby Fights Against Clean Water

Big agribusiness interests are among the largest roadblocks to clean water in the United States, according to a new report by Environment Washington Research & Policy Center. The report, “Growing Influence: The Political Power of Agribusiness and the Fouling of America’s Waterways,” was released today.

News Release | Environment Washington

America’s Great Outdoors Report Celebrates the Best of America

Environment Washington  applauds the President for his celebration of America’s Great Outdoors in his long anticipated report, which highlights findings from the Administration’s listening sessions, which asked Americans how to protect the places they value most.

News Release | Environment Washington

Environment Washington Urges Secretary of the Interior to Expand Mt. Rainier National Park

As the Department of the Interior prepares to set priorities for the America’s Great Outdoors initiative, Environment Washington urges Secretary Salazar to save the best of Washington and expand Mt. Rainier National Park to protect one of the nation’s last inland rainforests. 

News Release | Environment Washington

Environment Washington Calls for Passage of Oil Independence for a Stronger America Act

Today, Senators Jeff Merkley, Tom Carper and Tom Udall introduced the Oil Independence for a Stronger America Act.

News Release | Environment Washington

Senate Committee Passes Bill to Protect Puget Sound

This morning, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee passed the Puget Sound Recover Act, and seven other clean water bills to restore and protect America’s great waters, including bills to protect Long Island Sound, Chesapeake Bay, Columbia River, Gulf of Mexico, San Francisco Bay, Great Lakes, and estuaries across the country.