Wash. Conservation voters Tiffany McGuyer @ wcvoters.org
Jan. 17, 2014
When a proposal was created to build the largest coal export terminal in North America – you got loud. Over 124,000 concerned citizens submitted comments and more than 8,200 people attended hearings on the Cherry Point coal export terminal.
Thankfully, the Department of Ecology determined that such an unprecedented project deserved a comprehensive review.
Yet yesterday, a joint work session in the [Wash.] State Legislature by the Senate Environment [...]
Continue reading Stand Up for Washington’s State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)
OregonLive Federal regulators are proposing to overturn the state of Oregon’s program for reducing polluted runoff into coastal streams like Flesher Slough, a coho salmon habitat near Yaquina Bay. (Matt Fehrenbacher/PFT) By Rob Davis | email@example.com Email the author | Follow on Twitter December 19, 2013 at 6:04 PM, updated December 20, 2013 at 6:05 AM
Federal regulators are proposing to overturn the state of Oregon’s program for reducing coastal pollution runoff, saying while they see [...]
Continue reading Oregon Could Lose Millions for Coastal Streams as Feds Target Logging Pollution
Posted December 11th, 2013 ‘Fish consumption’ issue could mean $200-a-month sewer bills — business, local-government organizations sound alarm as Ecology seeks standards no one can meet.
By Erik Smith Washington State Wire
Boise Cascade’s Wallula mill: Pulp and paper industry would be sharply affected.
OLYMPIA, Dec. 10.—$200-a-month sewer bills, anyone? Business and local governments are sounding a new warning about a Department of Ecology plan to impose water-quality standards so tough no one can [...]
Continue reading Study: New Water Quality Standards Would Cost Billions, Produce Little Benefit
Showdown postponed on sweeping carbon-pollution policies for State. Climate panel likely to continue next year. Dec. 19, 2013 By Erik Smith Washington State Wire
The Climate Legislative and Executive Workgroup holds a public hearing last week. Left to right, state Rep. Liz Pike, R-Camas, filling in for Shelley Short, R-Addy, Sen. Kevin Ranker, D-Orcas Island, Gov. Jay Inslee, Sen. Doug Ericksen, R-Ferndale, and Joe Fitzgibbon, R-Des Moines; non-member Rep. Jake Fey, D-Tacoma is in second row.
Continue reading Climate Task Force Cancels Final Meeting–No Recommendation for 2014 on Cap and Trade, Low Carbon Fuel Standards
United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA regulates vinyl chloride in drinking water to protect public health. Vinyl chloride may cause health problems if present in public or private water supplies in amounts greater than the drinking water standard set by EPA.
What is vinyl chloride? Uses for vinyl chloride. What are vinyl chloride’s health effects? What are EPA’s drinking water regulations for vinyl chloride? How does vinyl chloride get into my drinking water? Continue reading Plastic Factories a Major Source of Vinyl Chloride in Drinking Water
Skagit Valley Herald, Mount Vernon, Wash.
By Rachel Lerman | Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 8:00 am
MOUNT VERNON — State officials urged Skagit landowners Tuesday to “start fresh” and not rehash the past fights over water rights as the state searches for solutions.
“We’ve lost 12 years. And now we’re back to where we started from,” said Tom Loranger, program manager of the water resources program at the state Department of Ecology. “My hope is that we can start…with [...]
Continue reading Wash. Dept. of Ecology Seeks to Ease Tensions at Water Meeting