2020 Legislative Session & Lobby Day

Although it is a short session this year, CELP is very busy tackling the many water-related bills introduced. It is a big year for water and we are working hard in Olympia to protect the public interest in our waters and preserve and restore our rivers and aquifers.

Bills we are Tracking

Plastic Bag Ban (SB 5323 / HB 1205)

Copper Antifouling Paint Ban (SB 6210 / HB 2385)

Motorized/Suction Dredge Mining Ban (SB 5322 / HB 1261)

Water & Energy Conservation C-PACER (SB 6222 / HB 2405)

Ecology’s Drought Legislation (HB 1622 / SB 5675)

Ecology’s Water Banking Bill (HB2603 / SB 6494)

Senate Bills

Water Right in Trust for Drought Mitigation (SB 6036)

Tribal Traditional & Cultural Interests in Water Resources (SB 6260)

Commercial Water Bottling (SB 6278)

Water Right Sales (SB 6292)

Trust Water Public Interest Standard (SB 6301)

Water Infrastructure Program (SB 6345)

House Bills

Stream Flows (HB 1979)

Tackling Climate Change in Growth Management (HB 2427)

Work Group on Water Resource Policy (HB 2553)

Track the bills and see CELP’s position

Clean and Abundant Lobby Day

New Date: February 25th, 2020

Meet us at 11 am

Where: United Churches of Olympia 110 11th Ave. SE Olympia, WA 98501

Join the Center for Environmental Law & Policy and Puget Soundkeeper Alliance for our inaugural Clean & Abundant Waters Lobby Day.

On this day we will be meeting with legislators to advocate for bills that protect our waterways, salmon, and orca. Receive hands-on advocacy training, meet with your legislators, and connect with like-minded advocates and members from across the state.

Clean and abundant waters is the life force of the Pacific Northwest. 

Register here or email our Water Policy Coordinator, Nick Manning at nmanning@celp.org if you are interested in being involved or want more information.
Let’s raise our voices for clean and abundant water!