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Welcome to our news room. This is where you'll find links to recent news releases, blog stories, pictures and videos, our social media channels, and contact information for our communications team.


Community concern inspires research to expand consumer product categories

This month, the Safer Products for WA program submitted our list of eleven consumer products in a report to the Legislature. (Read more)

For 50 years we've protected Washington's land, air, and water

Celebrate #EarthDay2020 by watching this video that highlights the ecological diversity of Ecology's Southwest Region!

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Ecology launches new air quality monitoring site to prepare for smoke season

June 29 blog – Our new air quality monitoring site promises to be faster, easier to use and more informative. 

From military training to public parks at Camp Bonneville

June 24 blog – Camp Bonneville trained soldiers from 1910 to 1995, through both world wars, and the Korean, Vietnam, and Gulf wars. After 25 years munitions cleanup is complete and plans for a park are underway.

$18.7 million awarded for clean water projects in the southwest region

June 22 blog – In the southwest region, Ecology is awarding $18.7 million in grants and funding for 19 high-priority clean water projects. Statewide, a total of $216 million was awarded, that could support more than 2,300 jobs and improve water quality for communities.

$160 million awarded for clean water projects in the northwest region

June 22 blog – In the northwest region, Ecology is awarding $160 million in grants and funding for 26 high-priority clean water projects. Statewide, a total of $216 million was awarded, that could support more than 2,300 jobs and improve water quality for communities.

$23 million awarded for clean water projects in the eastern region

June 22 blog – In the eastern region, Ecology is awarding $23 million in grants and funding for 19 high-priority clean water projects. Statewide, a total of $216 million was awarded, that could support more than 2,300 jobs and improve water quality for communities.

$14.7 million awarded for clean water projects in the central region

June 22 blog – In the central region, Ecology is awarding $14.7 million in grants and funding for 16 high-priority clean water projects. Statewide, a total of $216 million was awarded, that could support more than 2,300 jobs and improve water quality for communities.

Here comes the sun! The golden petal worm shines like the rays of the spring sun

June 18 blog – This month’s critter has a set of flowery petals that shine through the dark waters of Puget Sound like the golden rays of the sun.

Achilles penalized for two spills that impacted wildlife

June 18 news release – We penalized Achilles USA, Inc., an Everett company, $327,200 for two oil spills in 2018 that flowed into retention ponds and covered wildlife. The company is being held liable for the spills, not reporting them, and for negligence.

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