Editorial: Lawmakers delivered wins for environment, climate

May 5, 2019

The Everett Herald editorial board celebrated several environmental wins in the 2019 legislative session, including $85 million for the Washington Wildlife & Recreation Program (WWRP).


Known usually for their finger-wagging — often appropriately — the state’s environmental advocates are instead using those fingers for high-fives regarding much of the work achieved during the Washington Legislature’s recently completed session on a range of green legislation addressing issues of pollution, energy efficiency, habitat protection and cleanup and steps toward confronting climate change.

The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program, will see a significant increase in support, $85 million, funding that is paired with matching or larger support from local governments and organizations for parks and public land projects across the state.

Read the full editorial.