March 19, 1996 in Nation/World

Top Ecology Official Sets ‘Major Statement’ Today


Washington Department of Ecology Director Mary Riveland will be in Spokane today to announce her agency’s plans to curtail bluegrass field burning.

“It’s a major statement,” said Grant Pfeifer, Spokane’s chief air cop at the department.

Riveland also will announce a three-day public symposium on grass field burning alternatives and the health effects of grass field smoke.

The symposium will be held in Spokane March 25-27.

, DataTimes

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