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Washington’s sustainable business accelerator seeks next round of projects

Dec. 6 news release – NextCycle is seeking entrepreneurs and small businesses for the 2024 Circular Accelerator Program.

Industrial site in Whatcom County penalized $900,000 for dangerous waste violations

Dec. 5 news release – Ecology is issuing a $900,000 penalty to Treoil for failure to comply with Washington’s dangerous waste laws.

Hold that smoke: why we call burn bans

Dec. 5 blog – Residential burning is the main source of fine particle air pollution in Washington in winter. Ecology calls burn bans to help protect air quality and the public's health. 

Washington restricts refrigerants linked to global warming 

Nov. 30 news release – Washington ban sales of new air conditioners and commercial refrigeration units that contain hydrofluorocarbons

Ecology offering $1.8 million to Washington communities for drought planning, preparedness

Nov. 30 news release – The Department of Ecology will offer $1.8 million in grants to increase local drought preparedness throughout the state.

Seattle and King County penalized for sewer overflow violations

Nov. 30 news release – Ecology and EPA issue penalties to Seattle and King County for violations related to combined sewer overflows from Seattle’s sewer system.

Cleaning up: Range of cleanup options considered for Lower Duwamish Waterway site

Nov. 29 blog – The Boeing Isaacson Thompson site is located along the east bank of the Duwamish Waterway in Tukwila.

National report reinforces importance of Washington’s climate resilience work

Nov. 28 blog – The National Climate Assessment is a comprehensive and sobering analysis of the current and future effects of climate change, including the impacts we’re already seeing here in the Northwest.  

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