Climate change

Climate change poses a threat to Washington's water supplies, coastlines, farms and forests. Ecology is working to reduce the carbon pollution that is causing climate change.
Climate change poses a threat to Washington's water supplies, coastlines, farms and forests. Ecology is working to reduce the carbon pollution that is causing climate change.

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Meaningful Momentum: CCA updates for May 2022
On May 17, 2022, we proposed rule language for Chapter 173-446 WAC, which establishes the mechanics of the cap-and-invest program. Learn more about this major milestone and other CCA updates!
Public input sought for Low Carbon Energy Siting Study
We have been working with businesses and local leaders to draft recommendations on how green energy projects can be implemented more efficiently. Now we want to hear from you.
Environmental restoration grants reach across state
We are awarding nearly $640,000 to fund 15 projects that will significantly improve water quality and the environment statewide.
Empowering the next generation of change makers
On Earth Day, Hilltop Heritage Middle School students showcased posters featuring the various lifecycle stages for different consumer products, like toothbrushes and toilet paper.
Be air aware & prepared
Air quality agencies across the country are highlighting “Air Quality Awareness Week.”
Sea ​​Consciente del aire y esté Preparado
Las agencias de calidad del aire de todo el país están destacando la "Semana de concientización sobre la calidad del aire".
Water conservation, storage & climate change in the Yakima River Basin
Changing climate patterns are prompting water managers to look at conservation and storage in new ways to use every drop wisely in the Yakima River Basin.
Meaningful Momentum: CCA Updates for April 2022
March was a busy month full of new legislation, community outreach, and plenty of progress. Come find out what the Climate Commitment Act Implementation Group has been up to!
Improving resilience and hazard planning for coastal communities
New report outlines how coastal communities and Tribes can work together to plan for and respond to coastal hazards.
Meaningful Momentum: CCA updates for March 2022
Stay up-to-date with what Ecology is doing to implement the landmark Climate Commitment Act in this new monthly blog series.

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