Advocacy News

Court Asked to Fix Oregon Water Pollution Program

Case Challenges Oregon Water Pollution "Zombie Permits Challenging the legality of a water pollution permitting program in which over 75 percent of Oregon’s largest polluters operate under expired permits, two environmental groups filed suit today against the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).  The groups say they are seeking to ...
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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 by ...
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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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