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CELP Staff Join Northwest Tribes at R.U.N.

CELP Staff Join Northwest Tribes Gathered to Share and Strategize Salmon Recovery On November 1-2, 2023, over 300 people from Northwest Tribes and Nonprofit organizations came together at Tulalip Resort for The Rise Up in Unity summit, an assembly of…

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2023 Legislative Wrap-up

The 2023 Legislative Session is now over, and CELP is pleased with the results. Our priorities focused on supporting two bills, HB 1138 & SB 5094, which focused on building water resiliency into our current water management systems, and on…

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Comment: Snohomish County’s Draft Water Code

Following the 'Hirst Decision' (2016) and RCW 90.94 (2018), Snohomish County found it's county code out of compliance. As a result, all rural development had to stop until a new way to move forward with issuing building permits, without allowing…

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Spokane River PCB Clean Up

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of industrial compounds found in paint additives, adhesives, hydraulic fluids, electrical insulators, capacitors, and electric appliances such as television sets or refrigerators. Prevalent in the air, soil, and water worldwide, research in the 1960s…

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Comment: Crown Columbia Water Resources

Crown Columbia Water Resources, LLC (Crown Columbia) is a so-called “water banking operation” that holds a portfolio of water rights to use for mitigation for future uses. Crown Columbia is affiliated with a larger corporation called Petrus Partners Ltd., based…

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