Tag: Clean Water Act

BNSF Railway required to address coal train pollution

A coalition of environmental organizations and BNSF Railway (BNSF) have reached an agreement in principle that will ensure that BNSF starts to clean up and prevent pollution from their coal trains.

The agreement, which is expected to be finalized as a legally enforceable consent decree court order in the next 60 days, will put on hold the ongoing trial until a final agreement is reached, and includes several requirements that will protect the health of Washington’s waterways.

Federal judge rules EPA must protect people from dangerously weak water pollution standards

Today, a federal judge imposed a tight deadline on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize new anti-pollution water quality rules aimed at protecting public health. The rules, often called fish consumption rules, must ensure that fish caught and eaten from Washington waters are safe for the most vulnerable and exposed populations.

Puget Soundkeeper settles major Clean Water Act case protecting Elliott Bay

Today Puget Soundkeeper settled a landmark Clean Water Act case with multiple Louis Dreyfus corporations that will result in huge changes benefitting Elliott Bay and the Seattle waterfront. The settlement requires structural changes at the site to stop stormwater discharge from the pier and to prevent spillage of grain into Elliott Bay, as well as $699,000 to be awarded to local Puget Sound restoration and water protection efforts.

Protecting the Duwamish River: Puget Soundkeeper resolves Clean Water Act case against BP

In a settlement agreement filed today, BP West Coast Products LLC (BP) agreed to comply with its industrial stormwater discharge permit and make improvements to the spill response strategy for its high-volume bulk fuel storage facility on Harbor Island, which distributes 10,000 barrels a day of unleaded gasoline and stores up to 305,000 barrels of gasoline on site.