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Scarce water and climate change: Are we adequately protecting Washington’s resources?

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The Center for Environmental Law & Policy is a statewide organization whose mission is to protect, preserve and restore Washington’s waters through education, policy reform, agency advocacy, and public interest litigation.

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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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Negotiating Columbia River Treaty to begin in early 2018

Conservation, fishing and faith groups applaud announcement December 11, 2017  –  For Immediate Release Contact: Greg Haller, Conservation Director at Pacific Rivers   greg@pacificrivers.org Joseph Bogaard, Executive Director at Save our Wild Salmon Coalition  joseph@wildsalmon.org On December 7th the U.S. Department of State announced that formal negotiations with Canada over the fate of the fifty-three year […]

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Washington Water Watch: November Edition

In this issue, an article on recent victory in court on the Leavenworth Hatchery Clean Water Act Case, a story on CELP’s founding director, Rachael Osborn, being recognized by AWRA-WA with their award for Outstanding Contribution to Water Resources, a welcome to CELP’s newest staff member, Emma Kilkelly, information about our December CLE, and more. […]

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