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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Spokane River wins long-overdue PCB-pollution cleanup plan

Federal Judge approves EPA plan to be completed by September 2024 News release For immediate release Contacts: John Allison  (509) 951-3952 Marc Zemel  (206) 805-0857 Kathy Dixon (509) 808-0118 Maggie Franquemont  (206) 829-8299 Ted Knight (509) 953-1908 Link:  Consent Decree Spokane – The Spokane River and the hundreds of thousands […]

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Washington Water Watch: January Edition 2022

Happy New Year, Friends! CELP is entering 2022 focused on our mission to protect, preserve, and restore Washington’s waters.  It has been a difficult couple years between the pandemic and increasing climate disasters. We hope you have been staying safe. The year started with extreme winter storms. Extensive rain and snow caused flooding, avalanches, and road […]

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