Last step for Orca Emergency Response Bills!

With only a few weeks left in the legislative session, the package of orca recovery bills are in the home stretch in the House and the Senate!

  1. 2SSB 5577 – A bill to decrease vessel noise and disturbance.
  2. SSB 5135 – A bill to reduce toxic pollution affecting orca families and our families.
  3. ESHB 1578– A bill to reduce threats to Southern resident orcas by improving the safety of oil transportation. PASSSED!
  4. 2SHB 1579– A bill to protect habitat for salmon and forage fish. PASSED!

Urge your state legislators to support the Orca Emergency Response Priority.


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Hello, my name is _____ and I live in ______. 

I am calling to urge you to recognize the value of fully funding environmental programs. Environmental programs are a mere 1.9% of the state operating budget but these programs provide benefits to communities across the state through clean air, clean water, and thriving communities that make Washington a great place to live, work, and play.   

Specifically, I hope you will adopt a final budget that maintains funding for existing environmental programs and provide new funding for:

- Oil spill prevention (HB 1611)

- Reducing toxic pollution (HB 2182)

- The Clean Air Rule

- Puget Sound recovery

Thank you for all of your hard work during the 2017 legislative session and for considering my comments. I look forward to hearing from you, I can be reached at __(Phone Number)__.