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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: June 2020 Edition

Letter from the Executive Director Dear friends of CELP,We hope you are all staying safe and healthy. As CELP staff continues into its fourth month of working from home, we continue to stay focused on our mission, but our work continues to change as this crisis continues. Our outreach has changed considerably as we say goodbye […]

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Watch as CELP argues our case before the Washington State Supreme Court: Spokane River Instream Flow Rule

CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL LAW & POLICY, AMERICAN WHITEWATER, and SIERRA CLUB,          Respondents,     v.STATE OF WASHINGTON, DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY,          Petitioner. Dan Von SeggernTed HowardAndrew Hawley Hon. Bob Ferguson   Stephen H. North  Clifford Hiroshi Kato When: The case will be heard on May 14th 2020 at 9:00amHow to View: Anyone can watch the case on TVW.org here Background: The Spokane […]

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