Thursday, October 13, 2016

Reducing carbon pollution and preserving our resources

The Department of Ecology is dedicated to protecting our natural resources for future generations. The new Clean Air Rule we recently adopted was created to help reduce the carbon pollution generated in our state by capping and reducing emissions.


Business in Washington are lowering carbon pollution and doing their part to help slow climate change. This will help limit the projected effects on natural resources, like Puget Sound, and ultimately our way of life in the Pacific Northwest.

Carbon pollution from fossil fuels is putting Puget Sound and its ecosystem at risk. The water is absorbing carbon pollution which threatens shellfish and other aquatic species.

The Sound supports communities, families and the local economy through its fisheries and shellfish industry. The Sound is the world’s largest supplier of oysters and one of the few locations for the harvesting of our native geoduck.

Watch this video to learn more about Departments of Ecology’s commitment to preserving our natural resources, the wellbeing of our communities, and our local economy.

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