May 18, 2019
Inslee Signs Bill Package to Protect, Aid, Grow Orca and Salmon Population in Salish Sea
Governor Jay Inslee signed five crucial orca recovery bills into law that protect the safety and livelihood of the Southern Resident orca. Three of the five bills were governor-requested, highlighting the unprecedented efforts made to protect orcas. The bills focus on addressing vessel noise and traffic, oil transportation through the Salish Sea, and increasing important forage habitat and Chinook salmon.