WEC has a long history of leadership in passing, enforcing, and defending the foundational laws that help keep Washington’s environment healthy: the State Environmental Policy Act, the State Superfund Law, the Growth Management Act, and the Shoreline Management Act.

WEC builds power for the environmental movement in Washington through policy expertise, building broad partnerships, and applying innovative and strategic techniques for meaningful change. Over the decades, we have achieved groundbreaking solutions including reducing carbon pollution, promoting clean energy, reducing harmful water pollution, restoring Puget Sound, and protecting forests and public lands that make the Evergreen State a great place to live, work, and play. Advocating our program priorities, we advance essential policies for the environment and secure needed funding for core programs and projects that turn smart ideas into reality.

We bring the environmental community together through the Environmental Priorities Coalition. Each year, over 20 groups that make up the Coalition select clear priority issues to advance in the state legislature. WEC works with key partners outside the environmental community including labor unions, local governments, public health organizations, social justice organizations, and many more. These partnerships are essential to building a healthy, equitable, and prosperous future for all Washingtonians.

Lobby Advocacy News and Stories

Fighting for the environment and our communities on social media

This year’s Digital Week of Action was a huge success for our legislative priorities!

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Celebrating our Lobby Week Wins

Our first ever all-virtual Environmental Lobby Week of Action was a great success!

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Our Approach to Carbon Pricing

A key indicator of climate change is found in the ever-increasing rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet; nearly 1.2 trillion tons each year. While the speed of ice loss is now in line with worst-case scenarios for people and our environment, we will not achieve climate justice without racial justice. We must … Continued

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What’s up with Washington’s budgets?

Budgets are moral documents that reflect our shared values and priorities. This budgeting year, legislators need to make sure that the environment and our communities are prioritized!

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