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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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Washington Water Watch: February 2020 Edition

Dear friends of CELP, This year started off unusually warm and wet with Seattle experiencing its 3rd warmest January on record and the wettest start to the year in over a decade. January was Washington’s 12th warmest on record and among its least snowy. February has also had record-breaking warm days and there were numerous […]

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Honoring Spokane businesses, American Whitewater for River Protection

For Immediate Release (February 26) Honoring event will launch campaign to protect Spokane River, a test case for rivers statewide Contacts: Tom Soeldner  waltsoe@gmail.com  509.270-6995 John Osborn john@waterplanet.ws  509.939-1290 Summary: The 13th annual Winter Waters celebration is jointly hosted by the Upper Columbia River Group of Sierra Club and CELP.  UCR Group, based in Spokane, […]

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