Congressmen propose PUGET SOS Act

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.