Stories tagged: clean water act
Wed., June 5, 2019, 4 a.m.
Bill Youngs wrote a comprehensive book about the Spokane River and Expo ’74, “The Fair and the Falls,” and contends the drama and beauty of the falls cutting through downtown …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:19 p.m.
The Supreme Court has agreed to consider a case about the reach of a federal clean water law.
Mon., Feb. 11, 2019, 6:22 p.m.
A judge rejected efforts by South Florida water managers to end federal oversight of Everglades water quality, telling their lawyers that it was “premature” given the recent election. U.S. District …
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
Rules affecting the amount of cancer-causing chemicals flowing into the Spokane River will be reviewed by the Trump administration. Business and industry groups petitioned for the review last year, urging …
Tue., June 5, 2018, 3:16 p.m.
Idaho will take over regulating pollution discharge into the state’s lakes and rivers from the federal government under an agreement signed Tuesday by the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection …
Sat., June 2, 2018, 1:11 p.m.
An environmental group and environmental law firm say they’ll file a lawsuit against the state of Idaho if officials continue what the groups say are violations of the Clean Water …
Thu., May 3, 2018, 5:10 p.m.
The Confederated Colville Tribes has received authority from the federal government to set water quality standards it its reservation.
UPDATED: Tue., April 3, 2018, 6:59 a.m.
A Millwood company discharged more pollution into the Spokane River than its permits allowed on several days over the past two years.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 7:39 p.m.
Eleven Democratic state attorneys general on Tuesday sued President Donald Trump’s administration over its decision to delay implementation of an Obama-era rule that would have expanded the number of wetlands …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 2:09 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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 has reached a tentative settlement with Washington environmental groups over coal dust from uncovered train cars.
Wed., June 29, 2016, 11:46 a.m.
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.
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.
A cleanup plan for Hangman Creek isn’t addressing pollution from poor agricultural practices, the Spokane Riverkeeper says.
Wed., Aug. 5, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.