“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.”
Citizens for a Healthy Bay & Puget Soundkeeper Alliance Announce Suit Over Pollution from Electron Dam
Today Puget Soundkeeper and Citizens for a Healthy Bay sued Electron Hydro LLC for alleged …
Puget Soundkeeper and Citizens for a Healthy Bay Announce Intent to Sue Over Pollution from Electron Dam
Puget Soundkeeper and Citizens for a Healthy Bay join Puyallup Tribe of Indians in sending Notice of Intent to sue to hold Electron Dam owners accountable for irresponsible discharges of artificial turf and other pollution.
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.
Media Statement on Trump EPA Rollback of Washington State Clean Water Standards Olympia, WA — …
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2019 MEDIA CONTACTS: Janette Brimmer, Earthjustice, (206) 343-7340 x1029 Chris Wilke, …
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.
The new water quality standards rule caves to industry pressure, leaving some of the most dangerous chemicals inadequately regulated. It trades prompt action for a continuation of the status quo and a continued threat to the health of Washington communities.
Today, a coalition of clean water advocates and commercial fishing industry groups quickly moved for summary judgment on a suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), arguing that the agency has failed yet again to protect public health by neglecting to finalize new anti-pollution rules.