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Excess nutrient discharges from human sources are polluting watersheds and waterways around the nation, including Puget Sound. This pollution, which can come from sources big and small – from sewage plants to runoff from parking lots – can cause dangerous drops in dissolved oxygen levels, increases in carbon dioxide saturation and acidification, and severe environmental …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2021Contacts:Pam Clough, Environment Washington, pclough@environmentwashington.org, (215) 431-7104Giovanni Severino, Latino Community Fund of Washington, giovanni@latinocommunityfund.org, (509) 949-2413Sara Holzknecht, Oceana, sholzknecht@oceana.org, (206) 962-9047Alyssa Barton, Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, alyssa@pugetsoundkeeper.org, (206) 297-7002 x114Nora Nickum, Seattle Aquarium, n.nickum@seattleaquarium.org, (206) 693-6290Gus Gates, Surfrider Foundation, ggates@surfrider.org, (541) 999-0272Heather Trim, Zero Waste Washington, heather@zerowastewashington.org, (206) 351-2898 OLYMPIA. The …

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“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.”

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Litigation settlement with Puget Soundkeeper will end seven years of illegal water pollution activities at the long-closed coal mine. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JULY 1, 2021 Media Contact: Katelyn Kinn, Staff Attorney (katelyn@pugetsoundkeeper.org) BLACK DIAMOND, WA. Pacific Coast Coal Company (PCCC) today agreed to a legal settlement with Puget Soundkeeper requiring permanent closure of the …

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Para publicación inmediamente 30 de junio de 2021 Contactos: Katelyn Kinn, Puget Soundkeepers, 920-782-0114, katelyn@pugetsoundkeeper.org Helen Reddout, Community Association for Restoration of the Environment, 509-854-1662 Jean Mendoza, Friends of Toppenish Creek, 509-874-2798, jeanrmendoza@icloud.com Amy van Saun, Center for Food Safety, 585-747-0151, avansaun@centerforfoodsafety.org Kelly Hunter Foster, Waterkeeper Alliance, 212-747-0622, extension 160, kfoster@waterkeeper.org Charlie Tebbutt, abogado principal, 541-344-3505, charlie@tebbuttlaw.com Andrew Hawley, …

Read more about "La Corte de Apelaciones de Washington rechaza los permisos de la Operación de Alimentación Animal Concentrada (CAFO) del estado, encuentra que el estado no protegió la calidad del agua y no abordó el cambio climático"

Soundkeeper and Partners Successful in their Challenge of a Statewide Agricultural Permit  Today is a landmark day for protecting communities and clean water in Washington State.  After a years-long advocacy effort launched by Soundkeeper, Waterkeeper Alliance, and a host of community partners in 2013, the WA Court of Appeals has ruled that WA State’s Department of Ecology must write stronger permits to regulate water pollution generated by …

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2021 Contacts: Katelyn Kinn, Puget Soundkeeper, 920-782-0114, katelyn@pugetsoundkeeper.org Helen Reddout, Community Association for Restoration of the Environment, 509-854-1662 Jean Mendoza, Friends of Toppenish Creek, 509-874-2798, jeanrmendoza@icloud.com Amy van Saun, Center for Food Safety, 585-747-0151, avansaun@centerforfoodsafety.org Kelly Hunter Foster, Waterkeeper Alliance, 212-747-0622, ext. 160, kfoster@waterkeeper.org Charlie Tebbutt, Lead Counsel, 541-344-3505, charlie@tebbuttlaw.com Andrew Hawley, Western Environmental Law Center, …

Read more about "Washington Appellate Court Rejects State’s Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Permits, Finds State Failed to Protect Water Quality and Account for Climate Change"

Due to the excessive heat warning in effect from 2pm today (6/25) to 9pm Monday (6/28), Puget Soundkeeper Alliance is cancelling all events for this Saturday’s Seattle Summer Cleanup Series at UW Arboretum & Lake Union. Please check back for expanded programming later in the coming weeks as we look to reschedule these vital community …

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Puget Soundkeeper recently resolved two Clean Water Act lawsuits, sending a total of $415,000 to local community-based restoration projects. The settlements include specific steps that each party must take to prevent future waterway contamination. Soundkeeper also structured the settlements to include a degree of restitution important to healing the existing harm and injustice experienced by our …

Read more about "Pollution Lawsuits Result in Financial Penalties. Can that Money Be Used to Heal?"