King County is developing a new long-term plan called the Clean Water Plan. The Plan will be the County’s new wastewater comprehensive plan, guiding water infrastructure investments in the County for decades to come. This is a critical time for our waters, but King County has failed to provide sufficient information for the public to be able to understand, meaningfully comment, and fully participate in this process.
Saving the Clean Water Act
Trump's Dirty Water Rule dramatically decreases the waterways protected by the Clean Water Act. When waters have no Clean Water Act protections, industries can dump uncontrolled discharges of toxic pollution, harming drinking water supplies, recreational waters, wildlife, and people. We're fighting the Dirty Water Rule in court.
Puget Soundkeeper, RE Sources, and Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team Announce Alliance to Expand Puget Sound Protection Efforts
Today, RE Sources and the Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team (DERT) will join Puget Soundkeeper in expanding the Waterkeeper Alliance in the Puget Sound portion of the Salish Sea. The expansion of the Waterkeeper Alliance in Puget Sound will enhance efforts to protect, preserve, and restore the waters of Puget Sound and its tributaries by increasing collaboration, partnership, and advocacy between these three organizations.
Puget Soundkeeper’s annual Inspiration Awards recognize individuals and organizations that show excellence in the stewardship of a healthy Puget Sound ecosystem, and who provide leadership to inspire advocates and activists for the future. The Youth Inspiration Award is specifically given to an individual under the age of 24, or a youth-led organization, whose work to protect our waterways.
Tribes, Labor, and Environmental Advocates File Lawsuit as the Trump Administration Finalizes Dirty Water Rule
Today millions of streams and wetlands across the country lost protections as Trump’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule officially went into effect. This new rule dramatically decreases the waterways protected under the Clean Water Act.
As a clean water organization committed to environmental justice, we can no longer ignore the systemic racism and inequality that has occurred throughout our country’s history and continues to this day.
Puget Soundkeeper alongside regional tribes, environmental groups, water quality advocates and fishing organizations are going to court to fight the Trump administration’s latest effort to dismantle laws that protect Washington State’s clean water and public health.