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Sewage released to Puget Sound after enormous downpour Pineapple Express

After enormous amounts of rain today in the Western Washington area, the King County Wastewater Treatment Division reported that they had experienced flooding at their West Point Treatment Plant in Seattle, WA. 

As a result, they've had to shut down some of their operations and divert 150-200 million gallons of combined stormwater and wastewater to an emergency bypass outfall into Puget Sound since about 2:30 a.m. Thursday morning. 

Trump reversal of Dakota pipeline

Today President Trump signed a presidential order to roll back the halt of two controversial oil pipelines, the Keystone XL and the Dakota Access. 

This reversal comes after, under the Obama administration, the State Department rejected TransCanada's application for a permit to complete the Keystone XL pipeline. Then, after a growing backlash from Native American groups from across the country and environmentalists, former President Obama put a stop to the Dakota pipeline. 

Art to Inspire: Featuring Chris Jordan and Natalie Fobes

Join the Program on the Environment and the Student Association for Green Environments (SAGE) for an evening of conversation, community, and inspiration, featuring presentations by National Geographic Photographers Natalie Fobes and Chris Jordan. They'll be sharing how their work and their stories relate to the current environmental conversation.

Location: Fisheries Building 102 and Lobby

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Puget Sound Energy may be slowly weening off of coal-fired power plants

The Colstrip Power Plant, located 100 miles east of Billings, Montana, is comprised of four separate plant “units”. Together, these plants rank as the 15th largest emitter of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere in the United State. However, according to a Seattle PI article on Tuesday, Puget Sound Energy signaled that they may speed up the shutdown on two of those plants, units 1 & 2.


My name is Don Dill. This site is freshly launched, as of December 20, 2016, but something I’d been planning for some time. After graduating from the University of Washington - Seattle, with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Environmental Science & Resource Management, I really wanted to contribute something back to the community of the Puget Sound and Washington. So, I decided to build my own website after taking a different path into web development and technology post-graduation.

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