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  • Wash. state to smugglers: Stop bootlegging soap

    Hoping to stem the smuggling of banned phosphate-laden detergents into Spokane County, the state Department of Ecology is highlighting the benefits of eco-friendly brands.


  • Smart bombs: They sure can dish it

    Spokane County’s strict ban on dishwasher detergents with phosphates is soaking up national attention. The Los Angeles Times reported on the plight and flight of residents who aren’t happy with …


  • Plant bid choice disputed

    New questions are emerging over Spokane County’s desire to build a $142 million sewage treatment plant that would remove less pollution but cost about the same to operate as another …


  • Discharge rules still unclear for new facility

    Spokane County is on the verge of signing what’s believed to be its biggest contract ever to build a wastewater treatment plant, even though no one knows yet whether environmental …


  • Our View: Public should speak up on facility contract

    The draft service contract for a proposed Regional Water Reclamation Facility is 219 pages long. The contract, if approved, will be between Spokane County and CH2M HILL, the company the …


  • Spokane Valley faces rough treatment

    Spokane Valley residents may pay dearly for a federal mistake and stringent Washington water quality standards, city officials were told Tuesday. An economy-wrenching moratorium on new construction is a possibility, …


  • Our View: EPA error shouldn’t deter work for a cleaner river

    The Environmental Protection Agency is sorry. Sorry it didn’t approach the cleanup of the Spokane River in a regional way from the very start of the TMDL process. TMDL (for …


  • Phosphorus permits a year off

    Crafting a new plan to limit phosphorus discharges into the Spokane River will take at least another year, state and federal officials announced Friday. Phosphorus is harmful to the river’s …


  • Miscalculation by EPA will set back river cleanup

    A multiyear effort to lower phosphorus levels in the Spokane River – and reduce algae blooms and improve water quality in the reservoir behind Long Lake Dam – has hit …


  • Editorial: Compliance, please

    Don’t worry, the soap police will not appear at your door July 1. That’s the date Spokane County will become the first and only Washington county to require ultra-low phosphate …


  • Lawmakers curtail phosphate ban

    State legislators want Spokane to go it alone this year in enforcing groundbreaking limits on phosphates in dish detergent. The state Senate this week approved a House bill that eliminates …


  • Discharge permits on hold

    Five years past due, it will be at least six more months before pollution discharge permits will be issued for cities and businesses on the Spokane River because of objections …


  • River cleanup plan has many players

    Phosphorus not only helps turn lawns green, it’s also responsible for turning portions of Long Lake into a pea-green soup of algae. A massive cleanup is being launched to restore …


  • Our View: Time is wasting

    When a 20-year Spokane River cleanup plan was announced last March, the stakeholders involved in the collaboration – environmentalists, dischargers and government officials – celebrated with cake and congratulations. Dozens …


  • Scientist’s departure taints river cleanup plan

    A multihundred-million-dollar plan aimed at cleaning up the Spokane River and returning life to vast dead zones deep in Long Lake will be unveiled Wednesday. But the Washington Department of …


  • New sewage plant tanks more efficient, safer

    The death of a sewage plant maintenance worker in 2004 set the stage for a multimillion dollar project to build two egg-shaped sewage “digesters” at Spokane’s wastewater treatment plant on …


  • River plan draws fire

    The federal government is being accused of conducting a magic trick in its efforts to make pollution disappear from the Spokane River. Companies and cities along the river are expected …


  • Wastewater option awaits OK

    To help clean up the Spokane River and nip summertime algae blooms on Long Lake, communities in Kootenai County must clean up their wastewater. Really clean it up. Within a …


  • New sewage rules among nation’s toughest

    Sewage treatment plants in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls and Hayden are facing some of the strictest water quality standards in the nation under new requirements proposed Thursday by the federal …

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