Washington making progress in contaminated site cleanup and storm water management

Washington state has cleaned up nearly 700 contaminated sites over the past four years, is managing stormwater better, and is streamlining grants and loans for water projects across the state.

Statement from Inslee regarding the Native American Determination for Kennewick Man

“This Native American determination should expedite the rightful return of Kennewick Man to his resting place in our state.

Inslee announces new grant for Darrington Collaborative stewardship projects

DARRINGTON – Gov. Jay Inslee yesterday toured the site of a proposed aquatic restoration stewardship project with leaders from conservation organizations, the local timber industry and the Darrington community who are members of the newly formed Darrington Collaborative.

Gov. Jay Inslee launches next phase of Washington Shellfish Initiative

Inslee statement on denial of individual assistance to wildfire victims; announces state aid and formation of Wildland Fire Council to assist recovery of impacted communities

Statement from Inslee cautioning risks posed by use of fireworks during drought

“An early wildfire season has already begun in our state, and conditions all across the state are much drier and hotter than usual. The 4th of July weekend is approaching and there is, rightfully, heightened concern about the risks posed by use of fireworks.

Statement by Gov. Jay Inslee on legislative passage of the Oil Transportation Safety Act

“Today, legislators did the right thing and approved a much-needed bill to improve the oversight of crude oil being transported through Washington and our ability to prevent and respond to oil spills. This was one of my top priorities for this session and I particularly want to thank Rep.

Governor Inslee expands drought emergency to include more of Washington

OLYMPIA – Worsening drought and snowpack conditions in Washington prompted Gov. Inslee to expand the state’s drought emergency today. Nearly half the state is now expected to experience hardships from this year’s drought.

Inslee, Western governors call on Congress to finally address wildfire funding

Today the Western Governors Association called on Congress to increase federal funding available for preventing and suppressing wildfires, which have grown increasingly intense and destructiv

Governor Inslee declares drought for three Washington regions

OLYMPIA – Snowpack conditions across Washington state mountains are near record low levels, prompting Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a drought emergency for three key regions.

Governor Inslee Requests Forest Health Restoration on 720,000 Acres of Federal Forestland

Olympia, WA – Gov. Jay Inslee today asked the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to designate 720,000 acres of federal land in Washington to allow for expedited and prioritized forest health treatments and restoration efforts.

Governor's office and Skagit County highlight progress of the Clean Samish Initiative

Local effort plays key role in meeting governor’s statewide goal to grow shellfish industry and reduce pollution

Gov. Inslee announces grant to preserve places of Latino historic and cultural significance in Yakima Valley

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Gov. Inslee announces grant to study producing heating oil and charcoal from forest waste

Nearly $1.4 million has been awarded this year for nine projects targeting clean energy development across the state

Gov. Inslee announces grant to Wind River Biomass Utility for combined heat and power generation in Skamania County

Project will spur development of clean energy from wood biomass fuel, create jobs in rural timber communities, and help reduce forest fires and greenhouse gas emissions.

Jobs, water and fish - Governor Inslee introduces Yakima River Basin bill to protect jobs, improve fish passage

OLYMPIA - Governor Jay Inslee today requested legislation that protects and creates agricultural jobs and addresses fish passage and water supply issues in the Yakima Valley region.

Policy Brief: Ensuring Safe, Clean Water for Healthy People and a Strong Economy

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