Stories tagged: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 5:38 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene contractor fined for failing to control lead dust during home renovation
A Coeur d’Alene contractor was fined $9,800 for not following proper procedures to control lead dust during renovations on a 95-year-old house. Stricter rules for dust control took effect in …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016
Harley-Davidson to pay $15 million in EPA settlement
Harley-Davidson agreed to pay $15 million to settle a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency complaint over engine devices for motorcycles that the EPA said caused excessive pollution.
Mon., Aug. 15, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Hot water poses ongoing threat to Columbia River salmon, groups say
Hot water is killing salmon in the reservoirs behind Columbia and Snake river dams, and the federal government must take action to prevent future die-offs of the Northwest’s iconic fish, …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016, 11:07 a.m.
Canadian smelter not responsible for air pollution in U.S., court rules
A Canadian company can’t be held responsible for air pollution that drifted across the border into Washington, members of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said in a recent ruling.
Mon., March 28, 2016
Decadeslong Silver Valley heavy metal cleanup program winding down
More than 7,000 Silver Valley properties have had contaminated soil replaced to protect children from lead exposure. Superfund managers are encouraging remaining property owners to get their parcels tested before …
Mon., Feb. 8, 2016, 5:37 p.m.
Jet boat races could expand to four regional rivers in May
Jet boats could race up the Coeur d’Alene River in May as part of a four-river jet boat championship.
Thu., Oct. 22, 2015, 9:25 p.m.
Grant will address wood smoke pollution in Silver Valley
Reducing pollution from wood smoke in Idaho’s Silver Valley is the focus of a $2.48 million federal grant.
Sat., Sept. 21, 2013
CdA river basin project locates lead deposits
Ed Moreen powered a small motorboat up the Lower Coeur d’Alene River Friday morning, pointing out colorful layers of sediment in the riverbank. The reddish soil was stained by iron …
Mon., Nov. 12, 2012, 11:12 a.m.
Feds outline Silver Valley cleanup in N. Idaho
COEUR D’ALENE — The federal government has released its implementation plan for the first 10 years of a massive cleanup of a century’s worth of mining pollution in Idaho’s Silver …
Sun., Aug. 12, 2012
Residents keep track of interaction with river
Huckleberries, venison and salmon. Bitterroot and willowbark.
Wed., June 29, 2011
High court takes Idaho property case
A North Idaho couple’s fight with the federal government over whether their Priest Lake property has wetlands will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. On Tuesday, Supreme Court justices …
Tue., June 14, 2011
Hecla Mining Co. settles Superfund cleanup lawsuit
The owner of Idaho’s oldest operating silver mine agreed to pay $263.4 million plus interest to clean up historic mine waste in the Coeur d’Alene Basin, resolving one of the …
Tue., June 7, 2011
Tribe’s river PCB complaint jeopardizes treatment plant
A permit that was to have been issued last week for Spokane County’s new $173 million sewage treatment plant is on hold. State and federal environmental regulators are to meet …
Fri., April 15, 2011
EPA scaling back basin plan
A controversial plan to install a plastic liner along 10 miles of the Coeur d’Alene River’s south fork probably will be scrapped. By lining the stream, the U.S. Environmental Protection …
Thu., March 3, 2011
Plan for CdA Basin cleanup gets 7,000 comments
Federal officials are wading through nearly 7,000 public comments on a controversial plan to clean up mine waste in the upper Coeur d’Alene Basin. So far, actions proposed for the …
Sat., Feb. 26, 2011, 1 a.m.
Hecla in tentative deal to pay $263 million over mining waste
Hecla Mining Co. has reached a tentative settlement with the federal government, Coeur d’Alene Tribe and state of Idaho over its role in turning the Coeur d’Alene basin into a …
Fri., Feb. 25, 2011, 1:54 p.m.
Hecla says $263 million pollution settlement possible
Hecla Mining Co. has reached a tentative settlement with the federal government, Coeur d’Alene Tribe and state of Idaho over its role in turning the Coeur d’Alene Basin into a …
Sat., Jan. 8, 2011
Bunker Hill Mine owner dies at 71
Bob Hopper bought the defunct Bunker Hill Mine at a salvage sale and never lost his optimism that the old mine could return to its glory days as one of …
Thu., Jan. 6, 2011
Zanetti Brothers agrees to share of basin cleanup
One of the Silver Valley’s oldest family-run companies has reached a $200,000 settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over Superfund cleanup of historic mine waste. Zanetti Brothers Inc. will …
Wed., Nov. 24, 2010
Idaho lawmakers blast EPA proposal
Idaho’s congressional delegation is lambasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to clean up historic mining waste in the Coeur d’Alene River’s headwaters.
Sun., Nov. 21, 2010
Upper Columbia pollution under study
A massive study of industrial pollution in the upper Columbia River is wrapping up its second year of sampling. Researchers have tested 2,300 fish above Grand Coulee Dam for lead, …
Sat., Nov. 20, 2010, 6:34 p.m.
Multiyear study of Teck pollution continues
A massive study of industrial pollution in the upper Columbia River is wrapping up its second year of sampling.
Tue., Sept. 28, 2010
Farm penalized for burying waste
Two state agencies have issued penalties totaling $200,200 to a central Washington farming partnership for violating laws regarding dangerous waste and pesticides.
Fri., Sept. 10, 2010
Moon Creek project could be model for CdA basin cleanup
Moon Creek’s east fork was once a nasty little stream. As it flowed past Israel Provo’s pasture, the orange-tinted water left rusty stains on the rocks. As a kid, Provo …
Mon., Aug. 9, 2010, 9:25 p.m.
Residents, officials knock Silver Valley mine cleanup plan
Too far-reaching, too costly. Another knock for the Silver Valley. That was the consensus of public testimony Monday evening at a town hall meeting on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s …
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.
Wed., July 14, 2010
Ex-Bunker Hill exec enters British politics
The man accused of stripping millions of dollars from health insurance funds for retirees of the Bunker Hill Mine and Smelter in the early 1990s has resurfaced as the treasurer …
Wed., April 21, 2010
Stricter ozone rules on the way
Stricter smog limits could put Spokane and Kootenai counties in violation of federal ozone standards. By early summer, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expects to announce new limits for ozone …
Sat., March 20, 2010
In brief: Advantage IQ receives Energy Star award
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is honoring Avista subsidiary Advantage IQ for its role in reducing carbon emissions and other greenhouse gases. Advantage IQ is among 110 manufacturers, retailers, public …