clean water act http://www.kplu.org en Farmers Object To EPA's Proposed Changes To Clean Water Act http://www.kplu.org/post/farmers-object-epas-proposed-changes-clean-water-act <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/157173284&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Farmers across the country are riled up over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s <a href="http://www2.epa.gov/uswaters" target="_blank">plan to revise the 1972 Clean Water Act</a>.</p><p>Depending on who you talk to, these revisions are either a “land grab” under the “brute force” of the federal government or a simple clarification of rules that ensure all Americans have clean water to drink.</p><p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:39:17 +0000 Chris Lehman 17569 at http://www.kplu.org Farmers Object To EPA's Proposed Changes To Clean Water Act Environment Washington Pushing To Close Loopholes In Clean Water Act http://www.kplu.org/post/environment-washington-pushing-close-loopholes-clean-water-act <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155145736&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 23:04:47 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 17276 at http://www.kplu.org Environment Washington Pushing To Close Loopholes In Clean Water Act State to Lay Out Options for Clean Water, Fish Consumption Updates http://www.kplu.org/post/state-lay-out-options-clean-water-fish-consumption-updates <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">What does the amount of fish people eat have to do with whether big employers thrive in Washington state?</span></p><p>Fish consumption is at the heart of the state Department of Ecology's quest for compliance with the federal Clean Water Act, which aims to protect human health.&nbsp;Fish absorb toxins from polluted water. So when people eat it, their health might be at risk. That risk increases with more fish in&nbsp;their diet.&nbsp;</p><p>Right now, the state Department of Ecology officially assumes that people eat only about one meal of fish per month—a standard that’s known to be outdated and insufficient to protect human health.</p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 02:59:36 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10850 at http://www.kplu.org Clean Water Suit Alleges State's Fish Consumption Rate Outdated http://www.kplu.org/post/clean-water-suit-alleges-states-fish-consumption-rate-outdated <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">How much fish is safe to eat?&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That&rsquo;s the key question in a<a href="http://www.pugetsoundkeeper.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/complaint-10-11-13.pdf"> </a><a href="https://mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com/attachment/u/0/?ui=2&amp;ik=9dd280d624&amp;view=att&amp;th=141a8cd361332dc6&amp;attid=0.1&amp;disp=inline&amp;safe=1&amp;zw&amp;saduie=AG9B_P-FHH3btKJWK3myngtP26f0&amp;sadet=1381519485076&amp;sads=8WFOqKcQfThtPfywyyzbp0w2htc" target="_blank">federal lawsuit filed today</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><p>The<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;plaintiffs are trying to force stricter limits on pollution in local waters.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A coalition of groups including clean water advocates, tribes, and the commercial fishing industry have filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 23:54:40 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 10412 at http://www.kplu.org Clean Water Suit Alleges State's Fish Consumption Rate Outdated EPA Put on Notice over Wash. State's Fish Consumption Rate http://www.kplu.org/post/epa-put-notice-over-wash-states-fish-consumption-rate <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The official estimate of how much fish people eat dictates the levels of pollution that are allowed, and a statewide coalition of clean water advocates says an accurate standard is long overdue.</span></p><p>Waterkeepers Washington<a href="http://earthjustice.org/our_work/cases/2013/washington-state-s-toxic-fish-consumption-rules" target="_blank"> is threatening to sue the federal government</a> over lack of enforcement.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 03:02:14 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9419 at http://www.kplu.org EPA Put on Notice over Wash. State's Fish Consumption Rate Settlement on Seattle sewage overflows heads to council http://www.kplu.org/post/settlement-seattle-sewage-overflows-heads-council <p>A more efficient way to fix one of Seattle&rsquo;s most embarrassing environmental problems &ndash; that&rsquo;s the promise of a <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/news/detail.asp?ID=12784">proposed agreement</a> on meeting federal standards for clean water.</p><p>The problem is untreated sewage that flows into our lakes and other waterways after big storms.</p><p> Tue, 22 May 2012 17:51:27 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 5064 at http://www.kplu.org Settlement on Seattle sewage overflows heads to council Enviros say new stormwater guidelines too lax http://www.kplu.org/post/enviros-say-new-stormwater-guidelines-too-lax <p>It&rsquo;s the single largest source of pollution entering Puget Sound &ndash; rain that hits pavement and carries grease, metals and other toxins into the water.</p><p>The Department of Ecology has just issued<a href="http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/stormwater/municipal/2012draftMUNIcom.html"> new rules </a>that aim to keep stormwater runoff in check. However, several environmental groups complain the new rules are full of loopholes.</p><p> Thu, 20 Oct 2011 18:40:36 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2944 at http://www.kplu.org Enviros say new stormwater guidelines too lax Enviro groups say Clean Water Act is under attack http://www.kplu.org/post/enviro-groups-say-clean-water-act-under-attack <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982833.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-982833.mp3</a></p><p>Nearly 40 years ago, the U.S. government began setting federal standards to clean up water pollution with the passage of the landmark Clean Water Act. Now, many environmental groups say that law is under attack and they&rsquo;re worried about consequences.</p><p> Mon, 22 Aug 2011 01:02:55 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 2351 at http://www.kplu.org Enviro groups say Clean Water Act is under attack