People for Puget Sound is a citizens’ group established in 1991 by Kathy Fletcher to protect and restore the health of our land and waters through education and action. Their members, partners and volunteers are located throughout the Puget Sound basin. Their staff works out of offices in Seattle and Olympia and their board of directors represents the communities we work in. Read more about our Key Programs and what they have Accomplished.
We just want polluters to do their part in cleaning up!
Currently Northwest Straits Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is working to help pass a HB 1614/SB 5518 “Working for Clean Water” bill that will help create jobs, rebuild our local economy, and clean up polluted waterways like Puget Sound. This bill would tax the petroleum companies, (not the gas pumps!) to help clean up their share of pollution.
This bill will be able to directly fund $120 million each Year! towards jobs and restoring our economy and waterways. Petroleum products are the most significant contributor to stormwater pollution levels and cleaning them up is the key to restoring Puget Sound and other waterways.
DID YOU KNOW THAT?
“Storm water carries between six million three hundred thousand
16 (6,300,016 gal )and eight million gallons (8,000,000 gal) of petroleum into Puget Sound every year?” (Original House Bill1614, line 15 -16)
That’s close to what Exxon Valdez spilled (10.9 million gallons) in 1989! Remember what it did to Alaska?
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