Water Law & the Public Trust, Dec. 5

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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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Skagit River protections threatened by Rule repeal proposal

On November 20, 2014, the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW), realtors and farm bureau filed a petition with the Washington Department of Ecology asking the agency to repeal the Skagit River instream flow rule.  The Center for Environmental Law & Policy (CELP) opposes the petition as it is inconsistent with recent Supreme Court decision […]

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Enloe Dam remains an Economic Loser

News Release – November 18, 2014 Study confirms that project will lose money on every megawatt hour produced – project represents an ANNUAL rate increase of approximately $50 for each ratepayer. Today, Conservation Groups release an updated review of the economics of restoring hydropower at Enloe Dam on the Similkameen River. The original economic review […]

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