Established in 1969, NWEA works through advocacy and education to use federal environmental laws, such as the Clean Water Act, to protect and restore water quality and habitat in the Northwest and the nation...Read more
U.S. EPA Backs NWEA on Hot Water Dumping
In July 2013 NWEA expressed its concerns to EPA about Oregon allowing the dumping of hot water into cold water zones know as hyporheic zones. On March 24, 2014 EPA wrote to Oregon DEQ to express its concerns...Read more
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Lawsuit Challenges Federal Inaction To Evaluate Toxic Effects in Puget Sound
Federal inaction is putting threatened and endangered species that use Puget Sound and other Washington waters at greater risk, according ...
Oregon’s Water Temperature; the Saga Continues
NWEA has been working for protective water temperature standards in Oregon for 23 years. Now, two successful lawsuits later, the nation’s fish expert agency has ...