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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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News Release: Federal judge asked to compel cleanup of cancer-causing chemicals in the Spokane river

News release For immediate release Federal judge asked to compel cleanup of cancer-causing chemicals in Spokane River Lawsuit filed 10 years ago has not moved government to protect river, community Link:  Motion for Summary Judgment Spokane – River advocates are asking a federal judge to rule on their 10-year-old lawsuit to compel the U.S. Environmental […]

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CELP’s New Staff Attorney

Press Release June 29th, 2021 We are delighted to introduce CELP’s new Staff Attorney Maggie Franquemont. Maggie started with CELP on June 21st, 2021 and is taking over Dan Von Seggern’s position as our Staff Attorney. Maggie has been passionate about water conservation since she was a small child growing up on Colorado’s Front Range. […]

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