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Protecting shorelines for public and environmental benefits

This week, Ecology formally revised the state procedural rules for managing marine and freshwater shorelines.

Tackling toxics leads to economic boon for Wenatchee
With the groundbreaking for a new four-story, 174-room hotel and conference center to be built along Wenatchee's waterfront area, the city is transforming blighted properties into economic assets.
Smoke chokes Washington – air quality worst in the nation
Almost every community in the state has been hit hard by smoke blowing in from British Columbia wildfires. You can see it, you can almost reach out and touch it, and many of us are feeling it.
Chehalis Basin Board holds special meeting Aug. 3
Chehalis Basin Board will meet on Aug. 3 to discuss how to move forward with flood control projects without a state capital budget.
Tacoma Smelter Plume: Reduced services for residents

Because a state capital budget was not approved, we must cut back on the services we offer to the residents of the Tacoma Smelter Plume area.

Hoping for the best, preparing for the worst: Increasing our readiness to respond to oil train spills

We have oil spill response plans for Puget Sound and other marine waters to make the state ready for an accident involving tanker ships and refineries. Now, we're expanding this work.

A breath of fresh air...
Learn how the Washington Clean Air Act came to fruition. (Pt. 3 of 3)
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream cone worms
Ice cream cone worms are easily recognized by their distinct cone-shaped tubes that can be up to two inches long.
The best solution is less pollution…
Fifty years ago, Washington’s Clean Air Act was adopted in order to improve air quality for Washingtonians. (Pt. 2 of 3)
Our new Office of Chehalis Basin

The Office of Chehalis Basin was created in July 2017 to integrate a strategy for long-term flood damage reduction and aquatic species restoration.

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