Several bills that support Governor Jay Inslee’s proposal to save Southern Resident orcas were introduced in the state Legislature. These bills address three key actions: restoring and protecting habitat, increasing oil safety, and reducing vessel noise and disturbance.
“Without taking bold actions and drastically changing human impact to our environment, our beloved orcas may not survive,” Inslee said. “Now is the time to act to save these magnificent creatures. If we ignore our duty to save them, we will lose a piece of our hearts and of Washington’s cultural identity. As the orca goes, so go we.”