Southern Resident Orca Whale Recovery

Inslee declares drought emergency for Okanogan, Methow and Upper Yakima

Despite significant snow in parts of Washington, water supply shortages are projected in the Methow, Okanogan and Upper Yakima basins, prompting Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a drought emergency in those watersheds.

Inslee statement on Trans Mountain pipeline recommendation

Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement today on the Canadian National Energy Board’s recommendation that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion should go forward.

To help salmon migrate, Ecology issues proposal allowing more water to spill over dams

The Washington Department of Ecology is issuing a proposal to allow more water to spill over eight federal dams along the lower Columbia and Snake rivers.

New bills to save orcas support Inslee's proposed investments

Southern Resident Orca Task Force

Investing in Washington’s continuing success

Washington state and British Columbia recommit to strengthening regional partnership, building sustainable future

Inslee and Ferguson statement on Trump administration decision to gut emission standards

Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson released a statement today on the Trump administration's plans to gut clean car emission standards.

Inslee declares state of emergency for wildfire threats statewide

Op-ed: Canadian oil pipeline is giant step backward

Op-ed in The Seattle Times: Canadian oil pipeline is giant step backward 

Inslee requests feds remove state from offshore drilling plan

Inslee issues decision to reject permit for Vancouver Energy Distribution Terminal project

Gov. Jay Inslee today notified state regulators that he agrees with their unanimous recommendation to reject Tesoro Savage's application to build a new terminal at the Port of Vancouver.

Inslee statement following call with Sec. Zinke regarding offshore drilling plan

West Coast governors condemn Trump Administration’s pursuit of Pacific Coast offshore drilling

Washington Governor Jay Inslee, California Governor Jerry Brown and Oregon Governor Kate Brown today issued this joint statement following 

Meet the Washington State Parks Arbor Crew

Gov. Inslee and Commissioner Franz statements regarding Cooke Aquaculture plans to transfer additional Atlantic salmon smolts

Gov. Jay Inslee and Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz today responded to Cooke Aquaculture’s plan to transfer 1 million Atlantic salmon smolts from Rochester to an existing net pen in the Puget Sound.

State Agencies Initiate Incident Command to Address Atlantic Salmon Net Pen Escape

OLYMPIA – The Washington state departments of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife and Ecology, along with the Office of the Governor and state Emergency Management Division, signed on to a Memorandum of Agreement, standing up an Incident Command structure to respon

Statement from Inslee regarding release of net pen-raised Atlantic salmon

This morning the Washington state departments of Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife, and Ecology along with the Office of the Governor and state Emergency Management Division, announced the formation of an Incident Command structure to respond to the escape of Atlantic salmon from net pens on C

Cross-laminated timber used in classroom-building project

There’s a buzz growing about cross-laminated timber.


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