Environment & Parks

April 26, 2021

35th District lawmakers release statements on 2021-23 capital and transportation budgets

On Saturday, the Washington State Legislature passed the 2021-23 capital budget. The $6.3 billion budget will fund various construction projects throughout the state, making significant investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure with the help of one-time federal funds. Thirty-fifth District Reps. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, and Dan Griffey, R-Allyn, worked...
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April 10, 2019

Rep. MacEwen joins iFiberOne NewsRadio to provide a session update

Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union, joins iFiberOne NewsRadio to discuss forest health, measures that would limit wildfires, education funding, and his thoughts on the homelessness crisis. Note: Interview was ended abruptly due to radio station’s phone system crash
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March 13, 2019

Radio interview: MacEwen discusses a low carbon fuel standard proposal

Rep. Drew MacEwen joined iFiberOne NewsRadio on Wednesday to discuss the Democrats’ low carbon fuel standard bill that passed the House yesterday. The bill, HB 1110, would increase the price of gas and goods for everyone, and hurt those who can least afford to take on additional financial burdens.
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January 30, 2018

Rep. MacEwen’s Legislative Update: Jan. 30, 2018

Since my last update on Jan. 16, the Legislature was able to pass and send a Hirst water rights bill (Senate Bill 6091) and the 2017-19 capital budget to the governor's desk to be signed into law.
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December 19, 2017

Reps. Jim Walsh and Drew MacEwen comment on termination of lease for Cooke Aquaculture’s Atlantic salmon farm

After noting several violations following an inspection earlier this month, the state Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has terminated Cooke Aquaculture Pacific’s Port Angeles net pen lease. According to Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz, the salmon farm poses serious risks to the environment and the public. With more than 700,000...
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December 05, 2017

MacEwen, Walsh introduce legislation to ban Atlantic salmon farms in Washington state

House Republican Reps. Drew MacEwen and Jim Walsh have introduced a bill to ban Atlantic salmon farming in marine waters regulated by Washington state.
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November 29, 2017

Rep. Drew MacEwen’s Interim Legislative Update: November 29, 2017

I hope you had a very happy Thanksgiving with family and friends! I want to thank you for taking a moment out of your day to learn about what I've been up to and what I'm focused on as we get closer to the start of the 2018 legislative session....
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March 06, 2017

Sewage spill reveals double standard in environmental priorities

If hundreds of millions of gallons of untreated stormwater and raw sewage flows into Puget Sound, but politicians and environmental groups don’t make a peep, did it really happen? That’s what we’re left to wonder after the catastrophic failure at King County’s West Point Treatment Plant last month. Due to...
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