CELP 2016 Annual Report

Learn about what CELP achieved last year in the courts and legislature with the help from our members, volunteers, and supporters!

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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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How We Work

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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Meet Patrick Williams – CELP’s Newest Board Member

Patrick is a Seattle-based attorney with a solo practice dedicated to environmental, land use law, and water law. His litigation experience includes challenges to land use decisions and water right permits. Prior to opening his practice in 2009, Patrick was staff attorney for the Center for Environmental Law and Policy for three years. During that […]

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Honoring the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, protecting Coeur d’Alene Lake

News Advisory – March 6, 2017 Coeur d’Alene Tribe to be honored in Spokane for protecting Coeur d’Alene Lake Mining, smelting wastes threaten Ancestral Homeland, Tribe Took Action When: Friday evening, March 10, 2016, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Where: Spokane, Patsy Clark Mansion 2208 West 2nd Ave. Who: Coeur d’Alene Tribe. Included will be Indigenous […]

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