Support Coastal Critical Habitat for Orcas

The National Marine Fisheries Service just proposed expanding Southern Resident killer whale  critical habitat to include over 15,500 square miles of coastal waters! These highly intelligent, critically endangered, and culturally revered mammals declined in population to just 73 after this summer’s loss of three individuals. Noise pollution, combined with a scarcity of Chinook salmon and exposure to toxic contaminants, is pushing these orcas into extinction. Protecting critical habitat will push the federal government to address these threats.

These West Coast orcas depend on salmon availability in the ocean, which is why the federal government has proposed critical habitat stretching from Point Sur, California, through the northern boundary of Washington State.

Please submit your support for this designation to the National Marine Fisheries Service by December 18. Tell the Fisheries Service to finalize the critical habitat expansion as soon as possible.

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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)__.