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News and blogs

Headed out on your boat? Pump out your sewage, don't let it float!

May 26 blog – Planning some time on your boat as summer kicks off? Here’s the last of our water-related reminders: don’t empty your boat’s holding tank into Puget Sound or inland waters.

Ecology begins rulemaking on climate funds reporting

May 25 news release – Ecology is starting new rulemaking focused on reporting requirements for state agencies that receive and use CCA auction revenues.

Statement from Ecology director on Supreme Court decision narrowing Clean Water Act protections

May 25 news release – A statement from Laura Watson on the May 25, 2023 Supreme Court Clean Water Act decision.

Headed to a lake or river today? Look out for blooming harmful algae!

May 25 blog – Once again, it is time to keep an eye out for harmful algae (cyanobacteria) blooms in Washington lakes and rivers. As the weather heats up, these blooms can happen, especially in late summer and fall.

Reflecting on Hanford cleanup

May 24 blog – This spring and summer 2023, we’re celebrating three of our long-time staff members who are retiring or moving on from Ecology’s Nuclear Waste Program. 

Headed to the beach? Check for poop before you stick in your feet!

May 24 blog – Check our safe swimming map for beach advisories and closures. Help us keep poop off the beach.

Cleaning up: Dawn Food Products site moves closer to cleanup

May 23 blog – We’re signing a legal agreement with a new property owner to investigate and clean up the contamination at the Dawn Food Products site in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood, and we’d like your input.

Ecology issues water quality certification for proposed Goldendale Energy Storage Project

May 22 news release – Ecology issued the certification with conditions so that the project would meet state water quality requirements. This is just one of many approvals needed before the project can be built.

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