Friday, June 2, 2023

Salish Sea News Week in Review June 2 2023


Aloha Wear Orange Friday!
National Gun Violence Day, a nationwide movement that shows collective power, honors the lives lost on account of gun violence and those wounded by it. On January 29, 2013, a week after she had taken part in Barack Obama's second inaugural parade, Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed in Chicago at the age of 15. In response to this tragedy, her friends wore orange and encouraged others to also do so, in an effort to raise awareness about gun violence and to fight for a future that is free of it. They first displayed their orange colors on June 2, 2015, on what would have been Hadiya's 18th birthday. National Gun Violence Awareness Day was born.

EPA announces Washington state's water quality standards fail to protect salmon and Puget Sound orcas
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took an unusual step today in issuing a determination that Washington State’s water quality standards for nine toxic pollutants fail to adequately protect fish and other aquatic life.

Microplastics are harming gut health of seabirds: study
Scientists involved in the study say the research also has implications for human health.

Provinces and territories commit to national biodiversity strategy — here’s what it means for nature
Five months after COP15, governments in Canada agree to work together to protect the country’s lands and waters, but progress is slow.

WA AG sues PFAS manufacturers, seeks money for cleanup of drinking water
The state attorney general’s office has filed a lawsuit against nearly two dozen manufacturers of so-called “forever chemicals,” asserting the companies knew about their risks to the environment and humans for decades but lied and kept that knowledge hidden from the government and public to protect their businesses.

B.C. government to provide additional $25M for marine restoration projects
This brings its total investment for the Clean Coast, Clean Waters Initiative Fund to about $50 million.

Washington’s Refinery Communities Just Got a Transition Boost
Over the next two years, Washington will devote a quarter-million dollars to analyzing the future of the state’s refineries, laying the groundwork for a clean energy transition that supports workers, safeguards communities, and protects the environment.

Oregon youths’ climate lawsuit against US government can proceed to trial, judge rules
A federal judge ruled on Thursday that a lawsuit brought by young Oregon-based climate activists can proceed to trial years after they first filed the lawsuit in an attempt to hold the nation’s leadership accountable for its role in climate change.

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