The National Caucus of Environmental Legislators (NCEL) presented Washington State Senator Christine Rolfes with the Leon G. Billings Environmental Achievement Award. The award was announced at the NCEL’s seventh annual National Forum, which took place online August 6-7.
NCEL annually presents its Environmental Achievement Award to state legislators in recognition of their outstanding accomplishments on environmental issues. Criteria includes bipartisan support for awardee’s legislation and the impact of policies that they passed.
Senator Rolfes has championed energy and environmental health issues and provided lessons learned to her colleagues across the country. She is recognized for her leadership on coastal protections, working to ban toxic chemicals, prevent plastic pollution, and her conservation efforts to protect Orca whales, among many other achievements on conservation and the environment.
Read about all five state lawmakers who were honored for outstanding accomplishments on environmental issues here.