Last weekend at the Salmon Homecoming Celebration in Seattle, U.S. Reps. Denny Heck and Derek Kilmer announced proposed legislation called the PUGET SOS Act, which would designate the Puget Sound a nationally significant body of water under the Clean Water Act and align federal agencies for its protection.

Here is a roundup of the news coverage:

KING 5 News – Puget Sound ‘S.O.S.’ Act announced by congressmen
A commercial fisherman most of his life, Louie Ungaro remembers 5,000 coho returning each year. He has watched that number drop nearly every year since.

KIRO 7 News – ‘Save Puget Sound’ bill introduced
Two Washington congressmen are sounding the alarm on the environmental dangers the Puget Sound faces if drastic action is not taken.

Northwest Cable News – New bill aims to protect Puget Sound
There’s a new effort to protect the health of the Puget Sound. Next week, Washington congressmen Derek Kilmer and Denny Heck will introduce a bill to congress.

Puget Sound is in need of emergency environmental help and two local Congressmen plan to introduce a bill in the House next week to get it.

Q13 Fox News at 10 – New bill will help Puget Sound recovery efforts
Lawmakers plan to introduce a bill to that would make the Puget Sound a national body of water of significance under the Clean Water Act.