Soundkeeper supports Senator Cory Booker’s Environmental Justice Act of 2017, a bill that would increase protections for the communities most impacted by pollution.
Polluted stormwater runoff — the cocktail of heavy metals, oil and petroleum products, fertilizers, and other waste that washes off roads and hard surfaces when it rains — is toxic to coho salmon. Solving the problem will benefit our watersheds and everyone living in Puget Sound.
Today Puget Soundkeeper settled a landmark Clean Water Act case with multiple Louis Dreyfus corporations that will result in huge changes benefitting Elliott Bay and the Seattle waterfront. The settlement requires structural changes at the site to stop stormwater discharge from the pier and to prevent spillage of grain into Elliott Bay, as well as $699,000 to be awarded to local Puget Sound restoration and water protection efforts.