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The Center for Environmental Law & Policy’s mission is to protect Washington State’s rivers and aquifers by advocating for science-based, sustainable water management in the legislature and courts, and with government agencies.

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Why Water Matters

Water is our most finite and precious natural resource. Yet, we are failing to protect this life-sustaining resource, and depleting our rivers and aquifers.

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We use our expertise in water law and policy to advocate for sustainable stewardship of Washington’s ground and surface waters.

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CELP Water Briefs, February 2015

High Court Issues Decision in Cornelius vs. Ecology & WSU On February 12, the Washington Supreme Court issued its decision in Cornelius vs. Department of Ecology and Washington State University. Scott Cornelius, along with the Palouse Water Conservation Network and Sierra Club Palouse Group, challenged WSU’s water rights because of the foot-per-year decline in the […]

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Canadian sisters and EWU professor honored at CELP, Sierra Club event in Spokane

On February 27 CELP and Sierra Club’s Upper Columbia River Group hosted Spokane’s 8th annual Winter Waters Celebration at the Patsy Clark Mansion.  It’s a great evening at a fabulous historic mansion.  We also honor people who have made a significant contribution to protecting water for the common good.  The 2015 awards honor the Spicer […]

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