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EPA Agrees to Reevaluate Trump-era Washington State Water Quality Rollbacks

“EPA’s course-correction is a vital step forward, and couldn’t be more timely,” said Sean Dixon, Executive Director at Puget Soundkeeper. “Communities around the state rely on these water quality standards to ensure their fish and shellfish resources can thrive and are safe to eat. When the standard for safety is lowered, real lives — and livelihoods — are put at risk.”

Scrap metal facility, Seattle Iron & Metals, fails to meet pollution control deadline; will pay additional $90,000 to community organizations and implement corrective actions

Yesterday, Puget Soundkeeper and Seattle Iron & Metals Corp. filed an amended consent decree in the US District Court after SIMC failed to meet pollution control deadlines established in an initial settlement filed last year. To protect the health and welfare of Duwamish Valley residents impacted by air and water pollution from SIMC’s operations, Soundkeeper and SIMC negotiated a new agreement which requires SIMC to pay an additional $90,000 to community organizations to fund local restoration and pollution mitigation work.

Puget Soundkeeper, RE Sources, and Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team Announce Alliance to Expand Puget Sound Protection Efforts

Today, RE Sources and the Deschutes Estuary Restoration Team (DERT) will join Puget Soundkeeper in expanding the Waterkeeper Alliance in the Puget Sound portion of the Salish Sea. The expansion of the Waterkeeper Alliance in Puget Sound will enhance efforts to protect, preserve, and restore the waters of Puget Sound and its tributaries by increasing collaboration, partnership, and advocacy between these three organizations.