Lawsuit on Idaho Water Quality Standards Expanded to Include EPA

On September 24, NWEA amended its lawsuit concerning Idaho’s water quality standards against federal fish and wildlife agencies to include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Consistent with two notice letters sent to EPA, the lawsuit alleges that EPA failed to consult with the fish and wildlife agencies under the Endangered Species Act for water quality standards dating back to over 17 years ago.  At issue are standards for many different types of pollutants, from temperature […]

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Letter Takes WA Governor to Task Over Advisory Group

In a letter sent to Washington Governor Jay Inslee on September 13, NWEA took the Governor to task for setting up a process to bring yet more political influence to the already fraught “political football” of Washington’s fish consumption-based toxic criteria for the protection of human health.  The letter first criticizes the Governor for not allowing environmental groups to choose their own representative to his process, in which the groups are now represented by . […]

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