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Inslee statement on suspected death of Southern Resident orca K-21

"I am saddened to hear the news that one of the 75 remaining endangered Southern Resident orcas, K-21 - a 35-year-old male - was seen this week emaciated and struggling off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.

Inslee statement on U.S. Rep. Simpson's proposed Columbia Basin legislation

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today regarding a proposal to recover salmon in the Pacific Northwest from U.S. Rep. Mike Simpson, an Idaho Republican.

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Inslee statement on Lower Snake River Dam Stakeholder Study

"I thank all the stakeholders from all over the state for weighing in on this crucial issue. I encourage Washingtonians to get engaged in the public comment period over the next month and share their input on what should be done.

How protecting orcas starts with tech

Statewide efforts underway to restore fish passageways for salmon recovery

Salmon and recovery efforts grow through natural shoreline restoration, land-based whale watching

Inslee statement on Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement today following the Canadian government’s announced approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. 

Inslee signs budgets that give big boosts to behavioral health, education, orcas, homelessness and clean energy

Inslee signs bill package to protect, aid, grow orca and salmon population in Salish Sea

Inslee statement on House Democratic budget proposal

Gov. Jay Inslee released a statement on the House Democratic budget proposal that was released earlier today. 

Washington and B.C. united on climate action, building sustainable future, increased connectivity

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

Inslee's State of the State: Washington's Unwritten Chapter

Net neutrality, orcas and more: the top stories of 2018 from the governor’s office

Inslee's budget takes big steps to save orcas and salmon

Inslee statement on receipt of Orca Task Force Recommendations

"Today my office received the full list of recommendations made by the Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery Task Force.

Statement from Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson on assessment of Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

"We agree with the federal court system in Canada that further assessment of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project is necessary.

Inslee and Washington tribes convene for 29th Annual Centennial Accord


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