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Detractors Slam Spokane River Plan

Item: Detractors line up against state’s Spokane River plan: Draft seeks to reduce phosphorus levels by 90 percent in the next decade/Shawn Vestal, SR

More Info: The latest plan to limit algae-producing phosphorus in the Spokane River is drawing critics from all directions as Washington officials consider whether to move ahead with it. One company that discharges phosphorus in its wastewater, Inland Empire Paper Co., says new pollution limits might put it out of business. Avista Utilities says it would be on the hook for pollution it doesn’t cause. City officials in Idaho say Washington regulators are overstepping their authority by setting limits for wastewater plants across the border.

Question: Should Washington regulators be able to set limits for wastewater plants in Idaho?

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