Washington State Seeks Public Hearings On EPA’s Efforts To Revise State’s Water Quality Standards, Fish Consumption Rule

August 8th, 2019

The Washington Department of Ecology is demanding the Environmental Protection Agency hold more than two “online public hearings” as the federal agency moves forward on efforts to revise the state’s “fish consumption rule” which guides water quality standards.

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Judge Denies Preliminary Injunction in Willamette Dams Salmon/Steelhead Case; Does Say Conditions Of Fish Worse Since 2008 BiOp

July 3rd, 2019

A federal judge has denied the request of three conservation groups to order a federal agency to make immediate changes at federal Willamette River dams to improve conditions for migrating juveniles and spawning adult threatened spring chinook and winter steelhead.

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Nez Perce Tribe Files Intent-To-Sue Notice Over Gold Mining Site In Area Of Salmon Restoration; Company Says Did Not Cause Current Pollution Issues

June 13th, 2019

The Nez Perce Tribe recently filed a 60-day notice of intent to sue the Midas Gold Idaho, Inc., alleging the mining company has been illegally discharging arsenic and other pollutants at Stibnite Gold Project site in the headwaters of the South Fork of the Salmon River.

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