Latest Washington Department of Ecology Stories

2011-01-19 08:08:00

OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, January 14th, important government reform and efficiency legislation (http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=1296&year=2011 & http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?bill=5210&year=2011), titled "Creating a Water Commission," was introduced by 29 legislators in the Washington State House and Senate. In particular, House Bill 1296 and Senate Bill 5210 would downsize the Washington State...

2010-03-16 15:48:00

MOSES LAKE, Wash., March 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Property owner Victor C. Jansen and the environmental association RECisEXCEPTIONAL filed a citizen suit today in the United States district court in Spokane, Washington. The lawsuit seeks to halt construction and start-up of the $688 million "Silicon IV" chemical plant for failure to comply with safety and environmental requirements under the federal Clean Air Act. The lawsuit alleges a pervasive history of permit violations, chemical releases,...

2010-02-09 07:30:00

OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week, over 40 Washington State Senate and House members sent letters (http://uploading.com/files/get/5e5cf814/ and http://uploading.com/files/get/49d56412/) to Governor Christine Gregoire, urging her to support the immediate implementation of the Water Conservation Operation & Maintenance Program (O&M Water Conservation Program), which would allow irrigators to utilize seasonal water conservation measures such as: Irrigation Scheduling,...

2008-07-02 21:00:11

SEATTLE, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers today issued the last permits needed to reconstruct a dock for loading barges with sand and gravel for transport from an existing mine on Maury Island. "This adds to a long series of findings and permits that clearly indicate our project can proceed while protecting the environment," said Mark Leatham, general manager of Glacier Northwest's Washington operations. "It once again shows that the regulatory agencies and the courts...

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The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.