Friday, April 22, 2011

Gregoire Signs Bill to Improve Oil Spill Protection in Puget Sound


Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signed legislation Wednesday to update and improve protections against oil spills in Washington's marine waters. More than 15 billion gallons of oil are shipped through Puget Sound each year and Bill 1186 adds much needed funding and strengthens regulations for spill prevention and clean up. The bill comes on the one year anniversary of the gulf horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More information in a press release from the Department of Ecology.

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/news/2011/gov_20110420.html

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