Puget Sound Regulatory Breakdown: News Release

PUGET SOUND REGULATORY BREAKDOWN: EPA ASKED TO WITHDRAW PERMITTING AUTHORITY FROM WASHINGTON STATE Group Alleges Permits are the “Walking Dead” Asserting that a review of 103 permits to discharge water pollution to Puget Sound demonstrates a complete regulatory breakdown, an environmental group asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today to withdraw Clean Water Act authorities from the State of Washington.

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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 asks the federal district court to force two federal agencies—the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)—to impose Congressionally-mandated […]

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Washington CZARA: Complaint

Filed by Northwest Environmental Advocates (NWEA), the lawsuit asks the federal district court to force two federal agencies—the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)—to impose Congressionally-mandated funding cuts on the State of Washington for failing to comply with a law that requires the state to protect coastal water quality

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