Federal environmental rollbacks

The federal government is advancing new rules and policies designed to roll back or eliminate major protections for air quality, water quality, climate, and the scientific research that supports regulatory decisions. These actions will have significant impacts on Washington state.

We believe many of these new federal rules and policies are based on faulty science, violate federal law, or both.  As the agency charged with protecting Washington’s land, air, and water, we have testified and submitted formal comments against these actions, and, when necessary, have worked with Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson to challenge them in court.


This is a partial list of major environmental policies the current federal administration has attempted to roll back and the state’s responses.