Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fwd: Department of Ecology is under attack

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From: Brian Kilgore, Sierra Club <>
Date: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 at 1:00 AM
Subject: Department of Ecology is under attack

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Dear Ryan,
The current budget from the Senate virtually stop all water protection work done by the department of ecology.
While Sierra Club has managed to stop a number of bad bills this session that would have reduced state authority to protect streams and clean water, we are now facing an even greater threat. The State Senate, with strong support from agribusiness and developers has just passed a budget that would cut the Department of Ecology's Water Resources Program by 50%! This would effectively eliminate enforcement of our water laws and dramatically reduce efforts to protect clean and abundant water for salmon and our families.
Contact your legislators and ask them to reject ESSB 5034 and restore funding to Department of Ecology programs.

We need to protect clean and abundant water supplies in our state.  We need to let legislators know that our water supplies must be protected!

Please help us protect the Department of Ecology.

We are also working hard to make sure that the legislature adopts a Transportation Budget that does not exacerbate climate problems. We support a package that promotes transit and bike / pedestrian projects.We want to make sure that new road projects are properly scaled and designed to reduce urban sprawl and climate impacts. Contact Cody young at to receive alerts on this topic.
Take Action!
Thanks for all you do for the environment,

Brian Kilgore,
Sierra Club Cascade Chapter

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