Media Coverage - Puget Soundkeeper Alliance

2020

Seattle arose from a tortuously transformed Duwamish River
July 2, 2020
Pacific Northwest Magazine

Who’s suing over Trump’s WOTUS rule?
June 24, 2020
E&E News

Tribes, advocacy groups sue EPA over rule narrowing scope of federal waterway protections
June 24, 2020
Indiana Environmental Reporter

State Officials Scramble to Protect Streams and Wetlands in Wake of Federal Rule
June 24, 2020
Puget Sound Institute

Washington’s water quality standards back in court after EPA rollback
June 22, 2020
KNKX News

Climate Talk: Interview with Chris Rilling
June 18, 2020
Radio Tacoma

Northwest groups sue the EPA over its rollback of water quality standards
June 18, 2020
The Inlander

The 30 Best Social Distancing-Friendly Things To Do in Seattle This Week: World Oceans Day Virtual Clean Up!
June 9, 2020
The Stranger

In Coronavirus Crisis, Environmental Agencies Must Not Roll Back Public Health Regulations
April 20, 2020
The Seattle Times

Coronavirus Could Mean Relaxed Enforcement, More Pollution
April 14, 2020
Public News Service

Boeing settles suit, will aid Lones levee setback project
March 5, 2020
Auburn Reporter

$750K settlement for Boeing pollution
February 27, 2020
Daily Journal of Commerce

Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution
February 25, 2020
The Olympian

Puget Sound Stormwater Solution Project Underway
February 20, 2020
Storm Water Solutions

New project to tackle Puget Sound’s growing polluted stormwater
February 19, 2020
KOMO News

Suquamish Tribe announces outcome of lawsuit against Navy
January 31, 2020
Kitsap Daily News

Navy to cease scraping ship hulls in Puget Sound after AG lawsuit
January 30, 2020
My Northwest

EPA’s ‘Dirty Water Rule’ Prioritizes People Over Profit
January 29, 2020
The Seattle Times

Navy settles lawsuit, won’t scrape ship hulls in Puget Sound
January 29, 2020
Q13 Fox News

A Win Over Petrochemicals in Anacortes
January 27, 2020
Sightline Institute

Environmentalists stop Anacortes Xylene Proposal
January 5, 2020
Island Sounder

2019

We need your help with community-driven clean water enforcement
December 31, 2019
Real Change News

Refinery cancels xylenes project in settlement agreement
December 31, 2019
Skagit Valley News

$734,000 Settlement Reached in Landfill Case in Nisqually Watershed
December 26, 2019
Nisqually Valley News

Graham-area Landfill Agrees to Settle Muck Creek Pollution Lawsuit for $734K
December 14, 2019
The Olympian

Puget Soundkeeper and Waste Action Project Send Notice of Intent to Sue to Ardagh Glass
December 12, 2019
The Skanner

Clean Marinas Benefit the Environment & Marinas
December 11, 2019
The Waggoner Cruising Guide

Puget Sound was supposed to be healthy by now. It’s not.
December 4, 2019
KUOW News

The Clear Water Consultants Says The Treated Wastewater Can Harm The Entire Ecosystem
November 13, 2019
Peoria Observer

Environment Groups Score Court Win Over Refinery Project
October 16, 2019
Go Skagit

New EPA Regulations Could Allow for More Polluted Waters, and Tribes and State Officials are Worried
October 7, 2019
Crosscut

EPA Proposes Rolling Back Water Quality Standards in Washington, Wants to Hear from Public
September 24, 2019
KOMO News

Beach Clean-Up at Golden Gardens
September 19, 2019
My Ballard News

T-46 Stormwater Dispute Settled
September 12, 2019
Daily Journal of Commerce

Join DTG in the War Against Ocean Plastics
September 11, 2019
DTG Recycling Group Blog

Volunteers Needed for International Coastal Cleanup on Sat., Sept. 21
September 10, 2019
South King Media

Festival Links Rivers, Salmon Health, Orcas
September 9, 2019
Go Skagit

The Feds Tried to Make An Example of A Small Washington Coal Mine. It Didn’t Work.
September 4, 2019
High Country News

Volunteers Needed for International Coastal Cleanup on Sat., Sept. 21
B Town Blog
August 21, 2019

Endangered Orca Population Continues Decline
August 9, 2019
Go Skagit

Failed Sewage Pumps Led to 2.1 Million Gallon Spill into Puget Sound
July 30, 2019
KUOW

Scorecard Spurs WA Cities to Control Stormwater Pollution
July 15, 2019
Public News Service

The Russell Family Foundation Announces $770,000 in Grants for Puget Sound Restoration and Improved Education Access
July 12, 2019
Tacoma Daily

The day after the Fourth of July: a huge, volunteer clean-up
July 5, 2019
KUOW

Baby Wipes, Tree Roots Led to 165,000-Gallon Sewage Spill at Golden Gardens
July 3, 2019
KUOW

80+ Volunteers gather at Alki Beach to do a job that shouldn’t have had to be done
June 30, 2019
West Seattle Blog

Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline is a go. What’s that mean for WA?
June 19, 2019
Crosscut

Streamside Buffers Could Help Efforts to Save Washington Orcas
June 13
King 5 News

EPA May Have Tipped Hand on Weakening Washington Water Rule
April 12
Bloomberg Environment

Trump EPA Targets Washington State Clean Water Standards
April 11
Earth Justice

Coalition calls on lawmakers in Olympia to pass orca protection bills
April 3
King 5 News

Washington State joins suit against U.S. Navy over ship hull scraping in Puget Sound
March 27
Legal NewsLine

Washington AG seeks to join lawsuit against Navy for Puget Sound pollution
March 21
King 5 News

Youth Reclaim Lost Urban Creeks
March 8
King 5 News

A Safer Co-Existence: Community Briefing on Seattle Iron & Metals Pollution Settlement for the Duwamish Valley
March 3
West Seattle Blog

Washington Tugboat Operators Are Suing Trump’s EPA for the Right to Dump Their Shit in Puget Sound
February 19
The Stranger

Legal battles continue over dumping human waste in Puget Sound
February 18
King 5 News

Crews monitor Puget Sound streams for road salt contamination
February 15
King 5 News

Environmental group questions sanitation efforts amid Seattle homeless crisis
February 1
King 5 News

Scrap company agrees to cleanup costs
January 23
Recycling Today

Clean Water Act suit targets rain runoff at Tacoma dock
January 8
Capital Press

AG Ferguson to sue if Navy continues to pollute Puget Sound
January 7
KOMO News

Whale researchers: Puget Sound’s orcas are starving
January 3
KOMO News

2018

Anacortes sued over stormwater management
December 7
Go Skagit

Seattle judge reinstates EPA regulation after activist pressure
November 30
KGMI

Statewide ban proposed on single-use plastic bags in Washington
November 29
KNKX

Over 800 students will meet spawning salmon at Mary Olson Farm
November 28
iLoveKent

Reusable bag bill promotes statewide ban on single-use plastic carryout bags
November 29
KIRO 7

Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition volunteers reverse decades of pollution
November 14
Seattle Channel

Puget Soundkeeper disputes Washington CAFO waste pond ruling
November 9
Earth911

State board denies appeal of Andeavor Anacortes refinery permit
October 3
Skagit Valley Herald

Burien helps Puget Sound during worldwide cleanup at Seahurst Beach
September 24
B-Town Blog

Beach cleanup volunteers hope to help orcas any way possible
September 15
King 5 News

Saving the orcas starts with a cleaner Puget Sound
August 28
Crosscut

To save the orcas, we must clean up the Duwamish
August 24
The Stranger

Environmentalist sue Boeing over Duwamish River contamination
August 20
KOMO News

Orca task force to tackle dwindling prey, water toxins
August 7
King 5 News

Barge fire pollution worries Puget Sound protectors
July 6
King 5 News

Volunteers collect 553 pounds of trash after Lake Union fireworks show
July 5
Seattle Times

Environmental teams monitoring river after barge fire
June 26
King 5 News

How you can help save the Salish Sea
May 28
Everett Herald

How Puget Soundkeeper is keeping our water safe
May 22
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine

Puget Sound microplastic pollution “everywhere we’ve surveyed for it”
May 16
Kitsap Sun

Boeing’s toxic PCBs ooze into Seattle’s Duwamish River
May 1
KUOW

Boeing’s River Blues
May 1
Seattle Weekly

Boeing discharge to Duwamish River violates PCB standards
May 1
Seattle Times

Boats banned from dumping sewage in Puget Sound
April 10
King 5 News

Environmental groups appeal Skagit County permit for refinery project
April 6
Bellingham Herald

Why Washington State is phasing out Atlantic salmon farming
March 28
Smithsonian.com

The environmental wins and losses in Olympia this year
March 16
Crosscut

Clean Water Rule rider sells democracy downriver
March 8
Earthjustice

Does Puget Sound need a diet? Concerns grow over nutrients
March 6
Salish Sea Currents

West Point disaster sent raw sewage into Puget Sound. Surprisingly, water quality was barely affected
March 1
Seattle Times

Environmental Activism in the age of Trump
February 14
Waterkeeper Magazine


2017

Stormwater scorecard rates Puget Sound polluters
December 5
King 5

Mussels help measure contaminants in Puget Sound
December 2
King 5

Group fights to stop expansion of Atlantic salmon net pens
November 9
King 5

County settles lawsuit over water-quality issues
November 3
Everett Herald

Car pollution is killing coho salmon
October 23
EcoWatch

‘Garbage juice’, other landfill toxins are polluting Graham Creek, suit says
September 19
Tacoma News Tribune

Atlantic salmon escape fans opposition to company’s proposed new fish farm
August 29
KUOW

Is the claim the eclipse caused Puget Sound salmon’s jailbreak just a fish story?
August 22
Bellingham Herald

End of the line for Northwest Coal Trains
August
Waterkeeper Magazine

Puget Soundkeeper feature on I Heart Radio
July 26
106.1 FM

Fireworks debris cleared from Lake Union
July 5
King 5

Navy skips permit for Bremerton boat scraping, environmentalists sue
June 17
KUOW

West Point sewage plant back to normal, no longer polluting
May 11
Seattle Times

City of Burien now accepting applications for low-income rain garden program
April 13
B-Town Blog

Advocates call on lawmakers to resist environmental cuts in Trump budget
March 22
Seattle Times

Trump’s EPA budget cuts an insult to Puget Sound
March 17
Everett Herald

How citizen lawsuits can help enforce environmental laws under the anti-environment Trump era
March 14
AlterNet

BNSF settlement could stop coal from falling off railcars
March 7
KNKX

Rail company agrees to clean up waterways soiled by coal leaking from trains
March 3
Portland Tribune

Puget Sound would be hurt by proposed EPA cuts
March 3
Seattle Times

Salish Sea members stand in Olympia
February 22
The Journal of the San Juans

Clean water activists concerned about sewage discharge
February 20
King 5 News

Navy hull cleaning sparks clean water lawsuit
January 25
Kitsap Sun

Washington state Republicans get two EPA ‘beachhead’ posts
January 24
KUOW

State high court backs stricter stormwater rules
January 8
Kitsap Sun


2016

Stormwater rules are upheld by state Supreme Court
December 30
Everett Herald

Tacoma to pay $145,000 to settle lawsuit over wastewater discharges
November 28
The News Tribune

Dead salmon counted for pre-spawn mortality survey
November 23
King 5 News

EPA sets stricter water quality standards for state
November 16
Everett Herald

Environmental groups, BNSF to settle coal pollution case
November 15
Oregon Public Broadcasting

Puget Sound recovery continues despite federal unknowns
November 9
King 5 News

WA coal train trial could have national implications
November 9
Public News Service

BNSF defends coal pollution claims in court
November 7
King 5 News

EPA moving ahead with No Discharge Zone for Puget Sound
November 7
KNKX

Coal train pollution case against BNSF will go to trial
October 26
King 5 News

Look out, salmon: storm pushes foul waste into Seattle waters
October 14
KUOW

Help clean coasts in international event September 17
September 12
Port Townsend Leader

Judge orders EPA to finalize ‘fish consumption rule’
August 3
Associated Press

Plan would ban boats from releasing sewage into Puget Sound
July 21
Associated Press

Grain terminal settlement at Pier 86
July 14
King 5 News

Giving Day: Puget Soundkeeper Alliance
July 11
King 5 News

City Stream: Prescription drug drop
July 5
Seattle Channel

Port of Seattle plans upgrade of Terminal 5 to accommodate bigger vessels
June 7
KPLU

The Port and its cruise line tenants are now under a consent decree to make sure they don’t pollute Puget Sound
May 12
The Stranger

Port of Seattle, enviro groups settle clean water lawsuit
May 10
Associated Press

Marysville, Tulalip celebrate Earth Day with deeds
April 28
Marysville Globe Reporter

Ag Gag
April 20
Cascadia Weekly

Paddling on pollution patrol
April 20
King 5 News

A fish story with a twist
April 14
Lens

Workshop will cover tougher state fish consumption guidelines

April 3
Spokesman Review

Teen organizes underwater cleanup of Puget Sound
April 3
KOMO 4 News

Senate Republicans ax toxic-waste help for public
April 1
InvestigateWest

Seattle chefs consider link between healthy food and healthy environment
March 30
KUOW

Puget Sound advocacy group sues Tacoma seeking more oversight on sewage treatment
March 15
The News Tribune

State cuts threaten Puget Sound, cleanups, grassroots groups
March 8
InvestigateWest

Clean water proves an elusive goal around Puget Sound
March 4
Crosscut

Groups want decision on EPA standards for healthy fish consumption
March 3
Public News Service

Seattle-area salmon are loaded with anti-depressants and other drugs thanks to human waste
February 24
Vice News

Blue herons, oil sheens and polluted urban waters: Puget Sound’s biggest water quality challenge
February 11
Green Acre Radio

Public access in works for new beaches on east side of Elwha River Mouth
February 7
Peninsula Daily News

Pike Brewing’s Chocofest brings beer and chocolate together at last
February 7
Seattle Refined

State water pollution proposals not tough enough, critics say
February 3
Seattle Times

Should Washington get tougher on oil shipping?
January 28
Crosscut

Water activists fight manure discharge legislation
January 28
King 5

Stormwater ruling favors builders, local government
January 25
Everett Herald


2015

Deadly Crossing: Neglected bridges and exploding oil trains
November 11
Cascadia Weekly

Puget Sound recovery hinges on blocking polluted runoff
November 6
Seattle Times

Back from the brink: Puget Soundkeeper scores major victory for Seattle’s much-abused Duwamish River
October 13
Waterkeeper Magazine

Wash Gov Inslee orders another rewrite of clean water rule, fish consumption rate
October 8
KPLU

Governor orders another rewrite of clean-water rules
October 8
Associated Press

‘The Duwamish is alive’ proclaims Mark Powell after swimming 55 miles of the river
September 30
West Seattle Herald

Five month long Swim Duwamish effort ends Sept 30 at Seacrest
September 28
West Seattle Herald

Washington farm groups alarmed by move to regulate manure lagoons
September 17
Capital Press

Volunteer for salmon survey in West Seattle’s Longfellow Creek
September 16
West Seattle Blog

Pacific’s worst pollution barely visible to the eye
September 11
Crosscut

Feds propose tougher clean water rule for Washington, holding in on cancer risk
September 2
KPLU

Shell and the Port begin to make their case that an oil rig is cargo
August 14
KPLU

Water quality rules might be up to feds after Inslee drops rewrite
August 1
Everett Herald

Free oil spill response kits going out to Puget Sound boaters
July 27
Three Sheets Northwest

Clean water advocates file suit to ensure protection of all U.S. waters under the Clean Water Act
July 23
eNews Park Forest

Green groups challenge Obama water rule in court
July 22
The Hill

Without key bill, Inslee to weigh next move on water quality
July 15
Associated Press

Environmentalists try to block Shell’s Seattle Port lease for Arctic Drilling
July 8
Natural Gas Intelligence

Armada of volunteers clean up after fireworks
July 6
King 5 News

Volunteers clean up local waterways
June 14
King 5 News

Homeport Marina awarded a marine EnviroStar
June 10
Port Townsend Leader

Conservation groups seek to intervene, back city of Seattle’s finding that Port use by Shell is illegal
May 28
eNews Park Forest

New clean water rule doesn’t quell controversy
May 28
Public News Service

Anti-Arctic drilling activists hold ‘Shell No’ protest
May 16
Associated Press

Battle continues about oil rig “homeport” in Seattle
May 13
Public News Service

Judge OK’s lawsuit over lease for Shell’s Arctic drilling fleet
March 20
Associated Press

Over 200 pounds of trash picked up during Seahurst Park cleanup
March 17
The B-Town Blog

Oil company lease stirs revolt in green Seattle
March 13
The New York Times

Groups sue Port of Seattle over Shell drilling fleet
March 2
Associated Press

Environmental groups sue port to block Shell Oil project at Terminal 5
March 2
Puget Sound Business Journal

Loving the Puget Sound to death
February 4
The Nation

SSA Terminals to pay $215,000 for Clean Water Act violations
January 20
EarthFix

New WA water quality standards: still in the pipeline
January 14
Public News Service

State proposes water quality rules tied to fish consumption
January 12
Associated Press

Rubbish! Keeping South Lake Union pristine
January 7
SLU Community Council


2014

Will the Duwamish ever be clean?
December
Seattle Magazine

Which way to clean industrial stormwater?
December 3
Sightline

Death by dirty water: storm runoff a risk for fish
November 19
Associated Press

Coal trains special report
November 7
KBTC

Macklemore visits West Seattle to honor the cleanup of the Duwamish River
October 29
West Seattle Herald

How oil trains through downtown Seattle could put us at risk
October
Seattle Magazine

Draft water rules tied to fish consumption out
September 30
Associated Press

Shellfish tell Puget Sound’s polluted tale
September 18
EarthFix

Derailment intensifies concern over oil transport through state
July 24
The Seattle Times

Washington’s new clean-water plan is a mixed bag
July 18
High Country News

Washington to host first public meeting on Inslee’s fish consumption rate proposal
July 22
KPLU

Critics say proposed rules on fish consumption insufficient
July 21
The Seattle Times

Mussels can’t talk, but they have all the right answers
July 18
KOMO News

Inslee pitches new water quality rules; groups hear ‘more of same’
July 10
Public News Service

Inslee proposes new water-quality standards
July 9
The Seattle Times

Inslee’s water-quality plan: ‘creative’, and complicated
July 9
The Everett Herald

Clean Boating outreach on opening day
KOMO News

State wants to make Puget Sound a ‘no discharge zone’ for sewage
February 19
King 5 News


2013

Clean water suit alleges state’s fish consumption rate outdated
October 11
KPLU

Groups sue EPA over fish consumption in Washington
October 11
Associated Press

Enviros and fish groups file lawsuit to raise fish consumption standards
October 11
EarthFix

No ‘butts’ about it, cigarettes are No. 1 item along local shorelines
September 19
KOMO News

Peninsula Yacht Basin in Gig Harbor earns Clean Marina certification
September 17
Three Sheets Northwest

Water watchdogs working to clean up the Duwamish River
September 3
KOMO News

Four companies fined total of $847,000 for stormwater violations
August 28
KOMO News

2012

Waterkeepers join thousands at final public hearing on proposed coal export terminals
December 13
EcoWatch

Waterkeepers worldwide stand strong against global impacts of coal trafficking
December 4
EcoWatch

Toxic stormwater killing returning salmon at Longfellow Creek
November 8
King 5 News

Clean Water Act’s anti-pollution goals prove elusive
July 18
InvestigateWest

City’s sewer overflow plan comes up short
June 4
Crosscut

2011

Scary threats that haunt Puget Sound
November 3
Green Acre Radio


Snohomish adds pipelines to help keep sewage out of river
September 3
Everett Herald