Stories tagged: clean water act
Tue., June 27, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
Trump administration moves to withdraw clean-water rule
The Trump administration moved Tuesday to roll back an Obama administration policy that protected more than half the nation’s streams from pollution but drew attacks from farmers, fossil fuel companies …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 2:18 p.m.
Forest audit finds Idaho loggers following state rules
Officials say Idaho’s logging rules intended to protect water quality in streams inhabited by fish are effective and that loggers are following those rules. The Idaho 2016 Interagency Forest Practices …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 12:04 p.m.
Grand Coulee Dam’s operators settle over allegations of oil releases into the Columbia River
The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has agreed to settle a lawsuit alleging operations at the Grand Coulee Dam polluted the Columbia River in violation of federal clean-water laws.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 2:09 p.m.
Idaho suction dredge gold miner fined by federal authorities
An Idaho suction dredge gold miner has agreed to pay a $3,600 fine for violating the Clean Water Act on the South Fork Clearwater River in north-central Idaho.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 11:54 a.m.
BNSF Railway agrees to study covers for rail cars transporting coal to reduce dust
BNSF Railway has reached a tentative settlement with Washington environmental groups over coal dust from uncovered train cars.
Wed., June 29, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
Grand Coulee Dam’s operations subject of Columbia Riverkeeper lawsuit
An environmental group sued the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on Wednesday, saying operations at the Grand Coulee Dam in Eastern Washington are polluting the Columbia River in violation of clean-water …
Tue., May 10, 2016, 11:32 a.m.
Port of Seattle, environmental group settle clean-water lawsuit
The Port of Seattle has agreed to follow certain practices to prevent stormwater pollution at Pier 66 as part of a settlement of an environmental lawsuit.
Wed., Oct. 7, 2015, 4:55 p.m.
Riverkeeper sues over Hangman Creek cleanup
A cleanup plan for Hangman Creek isn’t addressing pollution from poor agricultural practices, the Spokane Riverkeeper says.
Wed., Aug. 5, 2015
Editorial: Inslee missteps in ditching clean-water standard
Last summer, Gov. Jay Inslee released a pragmatic plan to update the state’s clean-water standards. Friday, he walked away from the solution that was three years in the making and …
Thu., July 10, 2014
Inslee proposes strict standards for cleaning up waterways
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee’s proposed new standards for cleaning up Washington’s waterways immediately drew criticism from some business and labor groups that they will be too expensive and from …
Mon., Jan. 6, 2014
Coeur d’Alene Waterkeeper seeks to protect namesake lake, educate residents
A new Lake Coeur d’Alene Waterkeeper program aims to get residents involved in helping protect one of North Idaho’s most valuable assets: water quality in the 50-square-mile lake. “We want …
Sat., Oct. 12, 2013
Ranchers worried about ruling on waste control
Bill Demers is a small-time rancher, grazing three cows on 65 acres of rolling pasture in south Spokane County. It’s a job the retired juvenile court officer relishes. Demers’ cows …
Sun., June 12, 2011
Editorial: Treatment plant delay won’t help environment
Spokane County’s $173 million sewage treatment plant is ready to be tested. Conceivably it could be operating by year’s end and making an immediate reduction in the amount of PCBs …
Wed., Aug. 18, 2010
Court rules on logging roads, orders EPA regulation
GRANTS PASS, Ore. – A federal appeals court Tuesday decided that mud washing off logging roads is pollution and ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to write regulations to reduce the …
Thu., July 22, 2010
County to fight river lawsuit
Spokane County plans to oppose a federal lawsuit that could impair its ability to open a new sewage treatment plant in January 2012. Commissioners moved to defend the county’s interests …
Wed., July 21, 2010, 9:27 a.m.
City’s lawsuit blasts EPA river cleanup plan
Post Falls and the Hayden Area Regional Sewer Board are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court over a plan to clean pollution in the Spokane River.
Thu., April 1, 2010, 3:20 p.m.
Center alleges freeway project is violating Clean Water Act
The Center for Justice’s Spokane Riverkeeper project is alleging that the state Department of Transportation has violated the Clean Water Act during construction of the North Spokane freeway.