EPA’s Early Involvement Needed in Oregon Water Quality Trading

NWEA and NEDC  Urge EPA’s Early Involvement in Oregon Water Quality Trading Rules Citing grave concerns about Oregon’s Clean Water Act permitting program, NWEA and the Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC) sent a letter to the U.S. EPA asking for its early involvement in Oregon water quality trading rules adoption. The letter highlighted two major issues.  First, NWEA and NEDC point out that EPA is required to review, and approve or disapprove, Oregon’s trading rules […]

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NWEA to Federal Agencies: New Oregon Logging Rules Deficient

NWEA Alerts EPA and NOAA to Deficiencies in New Oregon Logging Rules Following federal agencies’ January disapproval of Oregon’s coastal logging practices, NWEA has written the agencies to alert them to deficiencies in the development of new logging rules for private forests. The Oregon Department of Forestry has been slowly moving to adopt rules to respond to a study it complete that demonstrates current logging rules result in warming of stream temperatures. NWEA’s letter details […]

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EPA, Issue Standards For Oregon Toxics Or Else!

NWEA sends “Notice of Intent” to file Lawsuit over Oregon Toxics. NWEA informed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to expect a lawsuit in 60 days due to its failure to ensure Oregon toxics standards protect threatened and endangered salmon. NWEA told EPA that it would sue to force the agency to adopt limits for four toxic pollutants that a federal fishery agency determined jeopardize threatened and endangered salmon at current allowable levels. “Everything […]

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