environmental groups http://www.kplu.org en WA Toxics Coalition again seeking ban on flame retardant Tris http://www.kplu.org/post/wa-toxics-coalition-again-seeking-ban-flame-retardant-tris <p>Five years ago, Washington became the <a href="http://watoxics.org/news/pressroom/press-releases/pbde-victory">first state in the nation</a> to ban a class of toxic flame retardants known as PBDEs.</p><p>Now, evidence is mounting that a widely-used alternative is just as toxic.</p><p>A <a href="http://apps.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/summary.aspx?year=2013&amp;bill=1294#videos">new bill</a> before lawmakers in Olympia would ban the flame retardant called Tris from children’s products and household furniture.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 01:14:09 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7752 at http://www.kplu.org Controversy continues over proposed coal export terminals http://www.kplu.org/post/controversy-continues-over-proposed-coal-export-terminals <p>Trainloads of coal from Montana and Wyoming will soon be shipped through Northwest ports to Asia, if Seattle&rsquo;s SSA Marine gets its way.</p><p>The company has filed several permit applications with Whatcom County.</p><p>At the same time, the County<a href="http://www.ecy.wa.gov/news/2012/076.html"> held a meeting in Bellingham</a>, aimed at helping anti-coal activists most effectively register their concerns.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 01:06:47 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 4508 at http://www.kplu.org Controversy continues over proposed coal export terminals Environmentalists fear wolf rider would open pandora's box http://www.kplu.org/post/environmentalists-fear-wolf-rider-would-open-pandoras-box <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-963392.mp3</p><p>Environmental groups say a provision in the compromise budget deal in Congress sets a dangerous precedent for endangered species. Congress expects to vote on the bill today. It includes an amendment to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Thu, 14 Apr 2011 21:50:15 +0000 Jessica Robinson & KPLU News Staff 1209 at http://www.kplu.org Environmentalists fear wolf rider would open pandora's box