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Environment - National


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Agenda 21


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Tribune - Environment


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  • Six SAMI students patrol Snake Lake to help state biologists
    If you want to be a marine biologist, you can’t be afraid to get your feet wet.Click to Continue »
    - 24 days ago, 23 Mar 14, 12:00am -
  • Local water judges have spoken: Fruitland Mutual has top H2O
    Would a stream by any other name taste as sweet? That’s what water purveyors put to the test Friday night in an annual contest for the best-tasting municipal water supply…Click to Continue »
    - 25 days ago, 21 Mar 14, 10:17pm -
  • Watershed ecology topic of 12-week series in Seattle
    Washington residents concerned about the health of Puget Sound can enroll in a 12-week Citizen Action Training School beginning March 11 in Seattle.Click to Continue »
    - 49 days ago, 26 Feb 14, 12:00am -
  • Boldt Decision cleared path for more landmark tribal rights changes
    The Boldt Decision reaffirmed the supremacy of Indian treaties over state law. It bolstered the tribes’ status as sovereign nations and demonstrated the lengths the federal government was willing to…Click to Continue »
    - 66 days ago, 9 Feb 14, 12:05am -
  • Boldt Decision on tribal fishing still resonates after 40 years
    George Hugo Boldt was not a man anyone would mistake for a revolutionary. He was a bespectacled and conservative Republican, a former Army officer who grew up in Montana and…Click to Continue »
    - 66 days ago, 9 Feb 14, 12:05am -
  • Poor record of tank cars dates back decades
    WASHINGTON – Federal regulators might be weeks away from issuing new safety guidelines for tank cars carrying flammable materials, after a series of frightening rail accidents over the past six…Click to Continue »
    - 79 days ago, 27 Jan 14, 12:00am -
  • WA lawmakers question safety of crude-oil trains
    As U.S. oil production soars and additional Canadian oil resources are becoming available stateside, crude oil is being shipped by rail through communities with greater frequency. Washington is no exception.Click to Continue »
    - 79 days ago, 27 Jan 14, 12:00am -
  • State takes over cleanup effort of Asarco-tainted properties
    The area surrounding the old Asarco smelter in Ruston will see a renewed cleanup effort this year now that the state Department of Ecology has officially been given control of…Click to Continue »
    - 79 days ago, 27 Jan 14, 12:00am -
  • Health officials testing water off Chambers Creek park after sewage spill
    Pierce County officials say 200,000 gallons of "partially disinfected" effluent accidentally discharged into Puget Sound following a mechanical problem at a nearby wastewater treatment plant.Click to Continue »
    - 81 days ago, 24 Jan 14, 3:59pm -
  • Virtual gophers dig up Mima mounds mystery
    A California geology professor says he’s solved one of the enduring geological mysteries of the Pacific Northwest.Click to Continue »
    - 4 Jan 14, 5:16pm -

Olympia Report - Environment


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  • Gopher’s ‘endangered’ status irks property rights leaders
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service finalized Endangered Species Act protection on Wednesday for four subspecies of Mazama pocket gophers and designated 1,607 acres of protected critical habitat in Washington’s Thurston County, including at the Olym…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 1:26pm -
  • Inslee still won’t rule out climate change executive action
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee continued his war of words this week with Senate Republicans over transportation and potential environmental policies. Speaking on Tuesday at a climate-change forum at the University of Washington, the governor once again r…
    - 12 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 4:19pm -
  • Corporations make early commitment to Tom’s campaign
    As one of two Senate Democrats currently siding with Republicans to form the self-described Majority Caucus, Medina’s Rodney Tom can expect financial support from neither major party in his November re-election bid. Then again, if early fundraising…
    - 26 days ago, 20 Mar 14, 11:12am -
  • Senate GOP: ‘Inslee lied, broke confidentiality agreement’
    Gov. Jay Inslee’s characterization of Washington State Senate Republicans as having been unwilling to compromise during negotiations over a multi-billion-dollar transportation package during the 2014 legislative session are an outright lie, GOP lea…
    - 31 days ago, 15 Mar 14, 3:09pm -
  • Senator misses 21 votes while urging Oregon to do CRC alone
    Vancouver Democratic Sen. Annette Cleveland traveled to Salem, Ore., on Wednesday — missing 21 floor votes in Olympia in the process — to encourage lawmakers there to proceed with plans to build a new toll bridge across the Columbia River with or…
    - 61 days ago, 13 Feb 14, 1:45pm -
  • Environmental scientist tells senators climate change a myth
    “Why Washington state would consider legislation to reduce CO2 emissions is something I can’t figure out,” Jay Lehr, PhD, told members of the state Senate’s Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee on Wednesday morning. Lehr, scie…
    - 76 days ago, 29 Jan 14, 12:28pm -
  • Hearing speakers want GMA overhauled, if not eliminated
    Members of the Washington State Senate’s Governmental Affairs Committee spent Thursday morning taking testimony about the state’s Growth Management Act, and the consensus among those doing the testifying was the statute needs to be thoroughly ove…
    - 88 days ago, 17 Jan 14, 10:25am -
  • Inslee wants to restore teacher COLAs, hike minimum wage
    Following last week’s ruling by the Supreme Court that Washington’s Legislature wasn’t moving fast enough in fulfilling its desire to see billions more dollars pumped into K-12 education by 2018, Gov. Jay Inslee announced during Tuesday’s Sta…
    - 91 days ago, 14 Jan 14, 1:58pm -
  • Inslee hints he may impose cap-and-trade by executive order
    Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday ignored pleas from leaders of both parties and both houses of the Washington State Legislature to deny rumors he intends to impose by executive fiat a cap-and-trade plan that could raise gasoline prices by an estimated $1…
    - 96 days ago, 9 Jan 14, 3:12pm -
  • State could face a choice between sales tax, supermajority
    Tim Eyman is giving the Legislature and the Supreme Court an offer he doesn’t believe they’ll be able to refuse in hopes of resurrecting his cherished two-thirds requirement for raising taxes in Washington state. Eyman, who has championed a long…
    - 98 days ago, 7 Jan 14, 1:05pm -