Advocacy News

New Toxic Standards Sought in Washington State

LAWSUIT SEEKS NEW TOXIC STANDARDS TO PROTECT SALMON IN WASHINGTON WATERS
Asserting that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has failed to bring Washington State’s water quality standards out of the last century, an environmental group sued the federal agency on Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed in federal district court ...
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Puget Sound Regulatory Breakdown

 Puget Sound Regulatory Breakdown: EPA asked to withdraw Permitting Authority from Washington State. Asserting that a review of 103 permits to discharge water pollution to Puget Sound demonstrates a complete regulatory breakdown, Northwest Environmental Advocates (NWEA) asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to withdraw Clean Water Act authorities ...
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Lawsuit Seeks Federal Action on Puget Sound Pollution

Calling for federal action, NWEA filed a lawsuit today against two federal agencies for their failure to force Washington State to control polluted runoff in the state’s coastal watersheds, including Puget Sound. A similar lawsuit in Oregon resulted in cuts to that state’s federal funding earlier this year. The lawsuit ...
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