On December 4, Puget Soundkeeper and Snohomish County filed a consent decree resolving a Clean Water Act case about the county’s management of polluted stormwater runoff.
Cargill Animal Nutrition and plaintiffs Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and RE Sources for Sustainable Communities have successfully negotiated and settled a Clean Water Act case over industrial discharges of polluted stormwater runoff at the company’s Ferndale facility.
First of its kind scorecard ranks cities and counties on managing Puget Sound’s largest source of water pollution
In a joint project, Puget Soundkeeper and Washington Environmental Council have released Nature’s Scorecard, a tool to keep cities and counties in the Puget Sound region accountable for holistic health and water quality planning.
The parties to the appeal of the Washington Department of Ecology’s CAFO Permit have agreed to enter into settlement negotiations in an attempt to resolve ongoing litigation before the Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB).
Puget Soundkeeper, Washington Environmental Council, and Suquamish Tribe sue U.S. Navy over toxic release into Puget Sound
The Navy conducted a hull scraping of a decommissioned aircraft carrier without pollution controls or permits, releasing debris and pollution to Sinclair Inlet.
On Feb. 17, 2017, a coalition of environmental groups filed an appeal with the Washington state Pollution Control Hearings Board (PCHB) challenging the Department of Ecology’s waste discharge permits for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
Puget Soundkeeper, Suquamish Tribe, and Washington Environmental Council announce plan to sue U.S. Navy
BREMERTON – Today the Washington Environmental Council, Suquamish Tribe, and Puget Soundkeeper issued a Notice of Intent to Sue the United States Navy for Clean Water Act violations. The Navy has been scraping the hull of a mothballed aircraft carrier in Sinclair Inlet just outside Bremerton, WA, disregarding pollution-control measures and without obtaining a discharge permit from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Faced with the opportunity to protect Washingtonians from industrial agriculture pollution, Ecology failed to address the four major sources of pollution from CAFOs: land application, lagoons, compost areas and animal pens. Instead, Ecology issued a problematic, two-tiered permit scheme that fails to protect our most fundamental natural resource–clean water.
In a major victory for clean water, the Washington State Supreme Court today unanimously rejected an effort by counties and developers to weaken a key permit designed to reduced toxic runoff and protect waterways including Puget Sound.