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.

We’ve come a long way baby…
It’s an exciting year for Washington. We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Washington Clean Air Act! (Pt. 1 of 3)
Ecology has received a new request to use Imidacloprid to control burrowing shrimp

We are evaluating an application requesting permission to use the pesticide Imidacloprid to control burrowing shrimp in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor.

Eyes Over Puget Sound: River flows above normal

Cooler and wetter conditions set the stage for a favorable supply of freshwater in June 2017.

Washington water law protects your water resources
Today marks the 100th anniversary of Washington's first water law, the foundation for how we manage water resources.

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