Stories tagged: fish consumption
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 9:36 A.M.
EPA approves parts of Washington clean-water plan
The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday finalized water-quality rules for Washington state tied partly to how much fish people eat, approving some aspects of the state’s plan but deciding in …
TUESDAY, NOV. 15, 2016, 4:40 P.M.
Feds adopt Washington water rules to protect fish-eaters from pollution
Federal regulators have finalized water-quality rules for Washington state tied partly to how much fish people eat, approving many aspects of the state’s plan but also setting some stricter limits …
MONDAY, AUG. 1, 2016, 4:22 P.M.
State adopts ‘fish consumption rule’ after years of debate
Washington state regulators have adopted new clean-water rules tied partly to how much fish people eat, ending years of heated debate over how clean the state’s waters should be.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 2:36 P.M.
Groups sue EPA for not finalizing ‘fish consumption’ rule
Several environmental groups have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not updating Washington’s water-quality rules partly tied to how much fish people eat.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 4, 2015, 1:25 P.M.
EPA proposes water quality rules to protect fish eaters
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is following through on its promise to propose a new clean-water rule for Washington, in case the state doesn’t come up with its own plan …
THURSDAY, DEC. 18, 2014, 5:37 P.M.
EPA will create fish consumption rule for Washington
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will come up with its own water quality standards for Washington state that are partly tied to how much fish people eat.
THURSDAY, 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 …
TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
Unions oppose tough state water quality standards
OLYMPIA – Washington state is rushing toward water quality standards that will be too strict and cost jobs without being backed up by good science, leaders of unions with workers …
SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 2014
Inslee advances fish consumption proposal
How much risk of cancer from eating fish is too much? Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has privately advanced a proposal that would likely pass legal muster but that worries Indian …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 24, 2013
Limit intake of river fish, states say
SALEM – Health officials in Oregon and Washington said Monday that people should protect themselves against mercury and PCB contamination by limiting consumption of certain fish species from a 150-mile …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2013
Legislature edges closer to finalizing budget deal
OLYMPIA – Budget negotiators inched toward an agreement Tuesday on Washington’s $32 billion two-year spending plan, reaching a point where staff looked for new ways to say “close.” But not …
MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
Low standards for water put fish eaters at heightened risk
Washington residents eat more fish than the national average – probably no surprise for a state whose borders include the Pacific Ocean and the lower Columbia River. From salmon and …