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Snuggle up! The common slipper snail gets close for comfort

Sept. 28 blog – The first days of fall are here, and nothing makes me want to pile on the cozy layers like the arrival of the rainy season. This month’s critter embodies the fashion motto of 2020: comfort is IN.

Ecology wins national Pollution Prevention awards

Sept. 24 blog – Each year, we celebrate Pollution Prevention Week, a time to recognize staff, local partners, businesses, and Washington residents for taking actions to reduce or eliminate sources of pollution.

Smoky siege: A look back at the smoke storm of 2020

Sept. 23 blog – On Sept. 10, a super massive plume of smoke from Oregon wildfires began moving into Washington. Our blog recaps the chain of events that led to a record-shattering smoke storm.

Ecology adds additional phone-in only hearing for Kalama methanol testimony

Sept. 17 news release – New phone-in only hearing scheduled for Kalama second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.

Saltwater State Park in King County is closed due to a sewage spill

Sept. 17 blog – Public Health - Seattle & King County issued a closure to water contact at Saltwater State Park due to a sewage spill upstream from the beach.

Bi-state partnership boosts understanding of Walla Walla River basin

Sept. 9 blog – Ecology is working with Oregon Water Resources and USGS on a comprehensive study of groundwater in the Walla Walla River Basin. This solid science will help inform future policy in the region.

Ecology is accepting comments on draft permits for Cooke Aquaculture

Sept. 9 news release – Draft permits for Cooke Aquaculture net pen facilities are out for public comment.

Changes proposed for crude oil movement reporting requirements

Sept. 2 news release – Washington has reporting standards for facilities that receive crude oil by rail and pipelines that transport crude oil through the state. At the direction of the Legislature, we're updating these rules and seeking public input.

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