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TUESDAY, NOV. 6, 2012

Clean Water Act to be explored Wednesday by Spokane panel

ENVIRONMENT -- Local experts will discuss "The Clean Water Act at 40" and its implications to the Spokane River in a public panel discussion Wednesday (Nov. 7), 6 p.m. at The Community Buildling, 35 W. Main St. "In October of 1972 Congress signed in to...

TUESDAY, OCT. 30, 2012

Why is the Clean Water Act only 40 years old?

ENVIRONMENT -- I was in high school when the rivers were catching fire in Cleveland. The Clean Water Act, a series of amendments to a limp 1948 law, was approved by Congress 40 years ago and put into action by the Environmental Protection Agency. It...

FRIDAY, AUG. 17, 2012

Fish suffering from Forest Service road neglect

PUBLIC LANDS -- Shrinking budgets at national forests are putting the squeeze on native fisheries. Cutbacks in maintaning mountain roads have left a backlog of work totalling more than $1 billion in the national forests of Washington and Oregon alone, the Forest Service officials report....

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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