News Releases for Environment

December 4, 2012
Gov. Gregoire announces 280 additional acres of Hood Canal now open for shellfish harvest

November 27, 2012
Gov. Gregoire announces priority actions to protect state’s valuable shellfish resources from ocean acidification

October 26, 2012
Gov. Gregoire, Coast Guard sign agreement to prevent, prepare for oil and other hazardous spills

September 30, 2012
Gov. Gregoire extends Eastern Washington burn ban to aid fire containment efforts

August 30, 2012
Gregoire, McKenna urge USDOE to adhere to Hanford cleanup timelines

December 9, 2011
Gov. Gregoire announces new initiative to create jobs, restore Puget Sound

October 12, 2011
Gregoire appoints Ron Sims to Puget Sound Partnership Leadership Council

April 29, 2011
Gov. Gregoire signs landmark legislation to transition state off of coal power

March 5, 2011
Gov. Gregoire announces agreement with TransAlta

September 1, 2010
State agencies open “One Front Door to Washington’s Outdoors” online

July 22, 2010
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Senate decision to abandon comprehensive climate legislation

June 28, 2010
Gov. Gregoire announces plan to launch nation’s first electric highway

May 26, 2010
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on commission touring Hanford site

May 21, 2010
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on President Obama’s expansion of federal auto emission standards

March 18, 2010
Gov. Gregoire announces Washington state economy is getting “greener”

February 22, 2010
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on EPA finding

January 14, 2010
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on new EPA Region X director

December 21, 2009
Gov. Gregoire applauds EPA agreement with manufacturers to phase out toxic Deca in products

December 10, 2009
Gov. Gregoire leaving for Copenhagen for international climate change summit

November 9, 2009
Gov. Gregoire appoints new director of Department of Ecology

October 30, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on federal funding to restore Puget Sound

August 12, 2009
Clean Energy Leadership Council convenes

August 11, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Hanford cleanup breakthrough

June 30, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on funding for salmon, Puget Sound recovery

June 30, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on EPA approval for ‘clean car’ standards for greenhouse gases

June 26, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement applauding Congress on comprehensive energy and climate legislation

May 21, 2009
Gov. Gregoire orders state actions to reduce greenhouse gases and battle climate change

May 19, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on National Fuel Efficiency Policy

April 20, 2009
Gov. Gregoire and Dept. of Ecology announce clean water project recommendations for recovery funding

April 15, 2009
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Dept. of Interior federal recovery funding for water infrastructure

April 10, 2009
Gov. Gregoire, Dept. of Ecology announce federal stimulus money to help protect environment, people from diesel emissions

April 6, 2009
Gov. Gregoire endorses salmon recovery applications

March 3, 2009
Gov. Gregoire administers oath of office to director of Agriculture

January 29, 2009
Gov. Gregoire, legislative leaders announce Green Jobs and Climate Action legislation

December 1, 2008
Gov. Gregoire applauds Puget Sound Partnership

November 25, 2008
Washington state asks court to enforce federal cleanup at Hanford

October 27, 2008
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on salmon emergency federal aid distribution

September 18, 2008
Gov. Gregoire receives interim update regarding state’s salmon conservation plan

April 30, 2008
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on the Wild Sky Wilderness Area congressional approval

April 21, 2008
State cutting energy use, slashing millions of pounds in carbon emissions

April 11, 2008
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on declaration of a salmon fishing emergency

April 10, 2008
Gov. Gregoire’s statement on Wild Sky protection

March 20, 2008
Governor signs historic legislation delivering water to farms, cities and salmon in Eastern Washington

March 13, 2008
Gov. Gregoire signs bill to fight climate change and grow the state's economy

March 11, 2008
Gov. Gregoire extends state Biodiversity Council

March 5, 2008
Gov. Gregoire's statement on passage of Climate Change bill

February 29, 2008
Governor Gregoire congratulates Chevron and Weyerhaeuser for bold venture

February 6, 2008
Gov. Gregoire accepts report, calls for continued work to fight climate change

February 5, 2008
Spokane Tribe joins State, Colville Tribes in partnership to boost water supplies in Columbia River Basin

February 5, 2008
Governor Gregoire appoints newest member of Pacific Northwest Power and Conservation Planning Council

January 24, 2008
Gov. Gregoire Joins 13 Governors in Criticizing EPA for Blocking State’s Rights to Reduce Vehicle Emissions

January 14, 2008
Gov. Gregoire Announces Legislation to Fight Global Warming

January 2, 2008
Gov. Gregoire praises lawsuit challenging Bush Administration on global warming

December 20, 2007
Gov. Gregoire calls for filing lawsuit in support of ‘clean’ car standards

December 18, 2007
Building a Better Future for Washington Families: Gov. Gregoire Grows Savings, Increases Safety in 2008 Supplemental Budget

December 17, 2007
Agreements deliver water for farms, cities and salmon in Eastern Washington

November 16, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces Eastern Washington Advisory Council

November 8, 2007
Governor Gregoire Directs Department of Ecology to Quicken Pace of Toxic Cleanup in Vancouver

November 8, 2007
Action Against EPA Filed Today

October 18, 2007
Washington to Join Clean Car Lawsuit Against Federal Government

October 4, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces Puget Sound Partnership to Open Office in Urban Waters Building

October 3, 2007
Governor Gregoire Appoints Former Natural Resources Director to Lead Recreation and Conservation Office

September 18, 2007
Governor Gregoire Approves Kittitas Valley Wind Power Project

August 14, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces Executive Director of the Puget Sound Partnership

August 8, 2007
Governor Gregoire Appoints Retired Spokane Firefighter to Fish and Wildlife Commission

July 2, 2007
Governor Gregoire Delivers $6.4 Million to Washington Bioenergy Projects

June 26, 2007
Governor Gregoire, Coast Guard Rear Admiral Houck Sign Agreement to Enhance Measures to Protect Puget Sound from Oil Spills

June 26, 2007
Governor Gregoire Appoints Leaders to Protect and Restore Puget Sound

June 13, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces $103.5 Million in Grants for Recreation, Protection of Farmland, Wildlife Habitat

June 8, 2007
Governor Gregoire, Premier Campbell Sign Agreement on Climate Change

June 6, 2007
Governor Gregoire Discusses Trip to Alaska to Meet with Governor Sarah Palin, Upcoming Joint Cabinet Meeting with British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell

May 15, 2007
Governor Gregoire Signs Legislation to Make Communities Safer

May 15, 2007
Making Changes Families Can Count On: Governor Gregoire Signs Budget to Invest in Education, Health Care and Jobs for Washington

May 7, 2007
Governor Gregoire Signs Legislation to Protect and Restore Puget Sound

May 3, 2007
Governor Gregoire Signs Legislation that Positions Washington as Leader in Response to Climate Change

April 24, 2007
Governor Gregoire Discusses Working Lands Initiative

April 22, 2007
Making Changes Families Can Count On
Governor Gregoire and Legislature Focus on Education, Demand Accountability and Results

April 20, 2007
Governor Gregoire Signs Legislation to Cap College Tuition

March 28, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces Members of the Washington Climate Change Challenge Advisory Team

March 23, 2007
Governor Gregoire Welcomes New Zealand Prime Minister to Washington

February 27, 2007
Governor Gregoire Announces $1.45 Million for Oil Spill Response Allocated to Washington Communities

February 26, 2007
Five Western Governors Announce Regional Greenhouse Gas Reduction Agreement

February 9, 2007
Governor Gregoire: Hanford Cleanup Should Be a National Priority for Full Funding

February 7, 2007
Governor Gregoire Takes Action on Climate Change, Announces “Washington Climate Change Challenge”

January 17, 2007
Governor Gregoire Unveils Next Washington Economic Strategy

December 19, 2006
Making Changes Families Can Count On: Governor Gregoire Makes Education Top Priority, Demands Accountability and Results

December 13, 2006
Making Changes Families Can Count On: Governor Gregoire Invests to Protect and Restore Puget Sound

December 8, 2006
Governor Gregoire Announces $16.6 Million in Grants to Protect and Restore Salmon Populations

December 8, 2006
Governor Gregoire Delivers $3.2 Million Loan to Port of Warden for Biodiesel Facility

October 27, 2006
Statement from Governor Gregoire on Imperium Grays Harbor Groundbreaking

September 29, 2006
Governor Gregoire Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

September 20, 2006
Statement from Governor Gregoire on Reinstatement of National Forests "Roadless Rule"

September 18, 2006
Three Pacific Coast Governors Announce Historic Partnership for Ocean Action

September 11, 2006
Governor Gregoire Declares Drought Emergency for Neah Bay

August 30, 2006
Governor Gregoire Calls for Public Input to Protect Roadless Areas in National Forests

August 3, 2006
Governor Gregoire: Washington to Provide U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

July 28, 2006
Governor Gregoire Announces Appointee to Growth Management Hearings Board

June 9, 2006
Governor Gregoire Proclaims June as Great Outdoors Month

April 8, 2006
State Parks Now Accessible for All Washingtonians

April 7, 2006
Governor Gregoire Receives Plan For Hood Canal Salmon Recovery

March 31, 2006
Governor Gregoire Appoints Andrea McNamara Doyle to Pollution Control Board

March 27, 2006
Governor Gregoire Signs Bill to Keep Waterways and Aquatic Life Healthy

March 24, 2006
Governor Gregoire Signs Landmark E-Recycling Bill

March 20, 2006
Governor Gregoire Signs Measure to Remove State Park Fees

February 16, 2006
Governor Gregoire Signs Columbia River Water Resource Management Legislation; Historic Measure Breaks 25-year Impasse Over Water

February 9, 2006
Governor Gregoire Announces State Will Join Lawsuit to Protect Roadless Areas

February 8, 2006
Governor Gregoire: Hanford Clean-up Vital to Health and Safety, Concerned About Provisions in the President's Budget

January 11, 2006
Gov. Gregoire Announces Grants to Protect and Restore Salmon Populations

December 19, 2005
Gov. Gregoire Thanks Congressional Delegation for Defeating Bush Administration's Attempts to Slash Funding for Clean-Up

December 19, 2005
Gov. Gregoire: Restore and Protect Puget Sound

March 15, 2005
Gov. Gregoire announces four new Fish and Wildlife Commissioners