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Our Southern Resident orcas are starving. Fewer than 80 remain today and they are at risk of going extinct without urgent action.

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Save Our Orcas

The Southern Resident Orca pod that makes its home in the Puget Sound is critically endangered. Scientists warn that they will not survive unless we take bold action to save them.

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Wasting our Waterways
This Dow Chemical facility in Freeport, TX released toxic substances to a local waterway in 2020.

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Wasting our Waterways

Polluters poured nearly 200 million pounds of toxic substances into U.S. waterways in 2020. We must strengthen Clean Water Act protections and reduce toxics use.

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The loss of any species is devastating no matter what it is, but losing salmon would be—for the entire ecosystem—unfathomable. It feels very urgent and real and like it could happen tomorrow. Blaire Englebrecht, Policy and Boating Programs Manager, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
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