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.

State works to mitigate flood damage, restore fish habitats in Chehalis River basin

Pacific Coast Governors Issue Statement on Presidential Executive Order on Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

OLYMPIA – Governor Jay Inslee, California Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., and Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued the following statement today in response to a presidential executive order to revise offshore oil and gas leasing in federal waters:

Inslee statement regarding announced agreement between state and tribal salmon fisheries

OLYMPIA -- The State Department of Fish & Wildlife and tribal leaders today announced they’ve reached an agreement on a Puget Sound salmon fishery plan to be submitted for approval to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association.

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

Forest Products & Rural Economic Development

Gov. Inslee is committed to creating good-paying jobs in every corner of Washington. Our small and rural communities contribute to the fabric of our innovative, hard-working state. Despite the unique challenges these communities face, they have a proven ability to innovate, modernize and diversify. 

The governor works to build and develop rural communities through economic development, strengthened infrastructure, accessible health and human services and energy-savings programs.  

Inslee announces public assistance approved in some wildfire areas, awaiting decision on individual assistance

Inslee’s statement on President Obama’s approval of federal windstorm assistance

Gov. Jay Inslee this morning issued the following statement in response to President Obama’s approval of a Major Disaster Declaration that provides federal financial assistance to three counties impacted by an August windstorm:

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.

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